Syria and Iraq are preparing to re-open the al-Bukamal border crossing on the Baghdad-Deir Ezzor highway.
On June 12, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem sent a letter to his Iraqi counterpart, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, on increasing the efforts to reopen the border crossing between Syria and Iraq that connects the Syrian city of al-Bukamal and the Iraqi city of al-Qa’im, the state-run news agency SANA reported.
The agency added that the Iraqi Foreign Ministry had revealed that the letter was delivered during a meeting with Syria’s ambassador in Baghdad Sattam Jadaan al-Dandah. Al-Jaafari emphasized the need to coordinate the sides’ stances and to enchane the cooperation between the two countries in order to solve the problems through political solutions and non-interference in states’ affairs.
Al-Dandah said that Iraq’s position is to support a peaceful solution of the crisis in Syria noting the Damascus government’s desire to enhance bilateral cooperation to achieve stability.