Syrian delegation wrap-up Jordan visit with air travel announcement

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AMMAN — A two-day meeting between Jordanian and Syrian officials in Amman ended on Tuesday with a number of agreements reached in transport, energy, trade, and other areas.اضافة اعلان

The meetings aimed to strengthen bilateral cooperation, according to Al-Ghad news, and they included a number of Syrian ministers and Jordanian officials.
The two sides on Tuesday announced the return of Royal Jordanian flights between Jordan and Syria. The flights are slated to start on the third of October.

In the field of energy and electricity, the two parties discussed possibly restarting an electricity sharing program Jord and the need to develop a clear road map to repair Syria’s damaged electrical grid.

The two sides agreed to form a joint Jordanian-Syrian technical committee through the Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and the Syrian Ministry of Electricity to complete their work, which originally began in August, after a visit by the Syrian minister of oil and electricity in June 2021.

The two countries also agreed to work together to develop scientific, technical, and agricultural cooperation in all fields of research, including plant and animal health. The two sides also agreed to exchange lists of agricultural commodities and agricultural calendars, in preparation for regulating trade.

Furthermore, the two countries agreed to exchange lists of priority goods in a bid to improve trade, as well as a list of executive procedures that need to be completed in order to restore work at the Jordanian-Syrian free zone.

In the field of water, Jordan and Syria said they would work to form a joint water committee to follow up the implementation of an agreement signed between the two countries in 1987 and cooperate to maximize the utilization of the Yarmouk Basin waters.

In the field of transportation, the two sides discussed ways of facilitating the movement of freight and passengers between the two countries, and the fees for trucks were studied.

On Monday, Interior Minister Mazen Al-Faraya announced the reopening of the Jaber border crossing with Syria. The border is set to officially relaunch operations on Wednesday.

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