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Syria to reopen borders with Iraq ‘soon': UN envoy

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Syria will reopen its borders with Iraq “soon”, the country’s representative to the United Nations has said.

“We have sought to reopen Nassib border crossing with Jordan, and we will open other border crossings with Iraq soon,” said Bashar Jaafari, Syria’s UN envoy.

Syrian Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem stressed on Monday that Iraq and Syria started to sense the tangible victory over terrorism in the two countries.

During a meeting with Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, al-Moallem said the two countries managed to advance in the war against terrorism thanks to the steadfastness of their peoples.

For his part, Minister al-Jaafari said “My visit to Syria is significant as I sensed the stability and security after its victory over terrorism.”

“The Syrian-Iraqi relations are historic, solid and strong and will remain likewise,” al-Jaafari added.

Al-Jafaari also noted that coordination between the two countries will continue in different domains, particularly in the field of water security and they have the right to make optimal investment of their water resources.

He continued that “closing the crossings between the two states came due to exceptional circumstances due to terrorism and they will be opened soon.”

“Iraq appreciates Syria’s support to it, and will not allow any foreign interference in its relations with Syria,” al-Jaafari said.
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