Syria and Iraq Discuss Efforts to Reopen Border Crossing

The Syrian Foreign Minister hopes that the re-opening of the border crossing will pave the way for bilateral agreements writes SANA

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Muallem on Wednesday sent a letter to his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari about increasing efforts for the reopening of the border crossing between Syria and Iraq that connects the Syrian city of al-Boukamal and the Iraqi city of al-Qa’im.

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry’s website said that the letter was delivered during a meeting with Syria’s Ambassador in Baghdad Sattam Jadaan al-Dandah.

At the meeting, al-Jaafari reiterated the necessity for coordinating stances and enhancing cooperation between the two countries and solving Arab problems through political solutions and non-interference in states’ affairs.

For his part, al-Dandah hailed Iraq’s position in supporting a peaceful solution for the crisis in Syria, expressing the Syrian government’s desire to enhance bilateral cooperation so that stability could be realized.

 

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

 

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