JORDAN SENDS LARGE DELEGATION TO SYRIA TO BOOST ECONOMIC TIES

AMMAN, Jordan, A Jordanian delegation, representing the country’s industrial and trade sectors, will visit Syria in the middle of Apr, said an official source, on Wednesday. The visit will be the first by such a delegation, since the outbreak of unrest in Syria, in 2011.

The Jordanian delegation will hold several meetings with Syrian business delegations and industrialists, and representatives from the Damascus Chamber of Commerce, Damascus Chamber of Industry and the Syrian Exporters Union, Jordan Chamber of Industry President, Adnan Abul Ragheb, said.

Representatives from various construction companies and clearance companies will also be among the delegation, he said.

“The relationship with Syria is very important for us and it is a brotherly relations and we hope for the restoration of safety in the neighbouring country,” he said. Discussions with the Syrian counterparts will also focus on efforts by Jordan to help in the reconstruction of Syria, he said.

He added that, the Jordanian industries and business people are keen on the re-opening of the border with Syria, to boost trade exchange and help increase economic growth.

Jordan closed the Jaber border crossing with Syria in 2015, for security reasons. The Ramtha crossing, the other border crossing with the war-torn country, has been closed for more than five years.

Source: Nam News Network