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Jordan, Syria ministers discuss economic cooperation

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Monday’s Jordanian-Syrian ministerial meetings aim to revitalize economic relations between the two countries and restore trade and commerce in order to achieve common interests. (Photo: Petra)
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AMMAN  — Jordanian-Syrian ministerial meetings kicked off Monday to discuss means to enhance bilateral cooperation in the fields of trade, transport, electricity, agriculture, and water resources, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The meetings aim to revitalize economic relations between the two countries and restore trade and commerce in order to achieve common interests.

From the Jordanian side, the ministers of industry, trade and supply; water and irrigation; transport; agriculture; and energy and mineral resources participated in the meetings. From the Syrian side, the ministers of electricity; economy; foreign trade; water resources; and agriculture and agrarian reform took part in the meeting.

Separately, officials from both countries held talks to discuss cross-border transport, Minister of Transport Wajih Azaizeh said.

Speaking to Petra, Azaizeh said the talks will tackle freight transport challenges, the back-to-back shipping protocol, the suspension of the Jordanian Syrian Land Transport Company, and the fees imposed on trucks at border crossings.

The minister voiced hope that Monday’s meeting will propose real solutions for both countries’ common challenges in the fields of transport, industry, trade, and water.

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