Jordan-Syria Nassib crossing to open completely Sunday

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – On Wednesday, Jordanian Minister of Interior Mazen al-Faraya announced that after field arrangements with Syria, the Jordanian Jaber crossing with Syria is completely open on Sunday morning.

On July 27, both the Syrian and Jordanian Ministers of Interior discussed via a phone call cooperation and coordination regarding shipping between the two countries.

According to the new measures, mutual transportation “Back-to-Back” system for goods and passengers will be canceled and buses will be allowed to pass into and return from Syria.

The Back-to-Back system, which is a reciprocal transportation mechanism imposed by Jordan, requires trucks coming from Syria unload their goods into Jordanian trucks and prevents Syrian truck drivers from entering and crossing into its territory.

Additionally, transit buses coming from Syria heading to Saudi Arabia are allowed to pass provided they register on the Saudi Tawakkalna platform, which is approved to receive coronavirus vaccines.

Moreover, people of different nationalities are allowed to leave for Syria without the need for Jordanian approval, in addition to allowing 100 commercial trucks a day to operate between the two countries, according to Jordanian Petra News Agency.   

Since mid-July, trade movement from the Syrian side of the Syria-Jordan Nassib crossing resumed after having ceased for several days.

Fayez Qasouma, vice-chair of the Export Committee of the Syrian Chambers of Commerce, told the Russian Sputnik agency that “exports at the border returned to normal after a two-day hiatus.”