Iraq's Border and Port Authority announced that the Arar border crossing between Iraq and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) will be reopening soon, and will contribute to the recovery of the Iraqi economy.
Closed for more than four years, the free trade zone on the border between Jordan and Syria is scheduled to be reopened. However, detractors say that it is a step towards normalising relations with the Syrian Regime.
Civilians and traders in northern Syria hope that commercial activities will resume now that the Abu al-Zandeen crossing is open, linking regime-controlled Aleppo City to the Turkish-backed Opposition areas for the first time.
Despite sporadic fighting, a crossing between forces of the Syrian regime and its opposition has reopened in Morek, near Idlib. Civilians have been allowed to use the crossing for the first time in three months.
Syria and Jordan have recently reopened the Nasib/Jabir crossing, a key border point between the two countries, in the hope of encouraging trade. Experts warn it is unlikely Syrian trade will recover anywhere close to pre-war levels because the country's production capacity has been decimated.
The Jabir/Nasib border crossing between Syria and Jordan has finally reopened after being closed for three years. Both Syrians and Jordanians express their joy with this move, as it will increase trade between the two countries.
On Thursday, a Jordanian official announced that Jordan and Syria have held their first talks on opening the Nassib border crossing, a major border crossing point in southern Syria, after it was recaptured by the SAA last July.
Due to the three-year closure to the Jordan-Syria border, the losses to the Jordanian economy have been massive. Over 171 registered companies on the border crossing have been out of business since 2015.