Syria, Iraq discuss efforts to reopen border crossing

Baghdad, SANA – Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem on Wednesday sent a letter to Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari on increasing the efforts for reopening 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 the stances and enhancing cooperation between the two countries for solving Arab problems through adopting 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.

H. Zain/ Hazem Sabbagh

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