Jordan: More Talks Needed to Reopen Nassib Crossing

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said on Tuesday that the Nassib crossing with Syria would reopen once an agreement is reached on all necessary arrangements.

After meeting with his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil in Amman, Safadi said that technical committees between the two countries which began talks in the middle of September were still working out the practical arrangements.

“The border will open after the technical committees end all the necessary arrangements and measures needed to guarantee opening the borders serves the common interests of the two countries,” he added.

Syrian government retook the crossing from terrorists last July.

Bassil in his visit to Amman lobbied Safadi for a speedy reopening, saying it would be a step towards stability in Syria.

“There is big hope that Nassib opens soon so that traffic goes back to its former strength,” Bassil told reporters.