Al Karama border crossing with Iraq to be reopened

Jordan

Published: 2017-08-30 10:22

Last Updated: 2017-08-30 11:30


Roya is on the border covering the reopening of Trebil crossing
Roya is on the border covering the reopening of Trebil crossing
Roya News Source

After a two-year closure, the Trebil border crossing between Jordan and Iraq is on the verge of reopening, reports al-Ghad. 

The border has been closed since mid-2015 for security reasons, as a result of the presence of extremist groups operating in Iraq's Anbar province. 

Minister of Interior Ghaleb al-Zu'bi and a number of ministers are expected to visit al-Karama border, to oversee logistics and preparations for reopening. 

The head of the Iraqi Business Council in Jordan, Majid al-Saadi, said that the opening will be under the auspices of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. Al-Saadi stated that Jordanian factories are preparing to export their products to Iraq. 

He added that the opening of the crossing reflected positively on both sides in terms of increasing exports and imports, amid expectations of increasing investment opportunities between the two countries.

More details to come soon.