Damascus Wants to Coordinate with Baghdad to Open Al-Qaim Crossing Border

Damascus Wants to Coordinate with Baghdad to Open Al-Qaim Crossing Border

Thursday, 14 June, 2018 - 10:15
Iraqi security forces and armed volunteers move with military vehicles during clashes with ISIS militants in the town of Dalli Abbas in Diyala province. Reuters
London- Asharq Al Awsat
Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari received Wednesday a letter from his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Moallem on increasing the efforts to reopen the border-crossing between Syria and Iraq that connects the Syrian city of Boukamal and the Iraqi city of al-Qaim.

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, 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.

Observers say that the re-opening of the border is dangerous since ISIS is still in the border town of Boukamal, which is located on the right bank of the Euphrates River, east of Syria, about eight kilometers from the Syrian-Iraqi border.

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