The Jordanian-Syrian Joint Free Zone Board of Directors held Wednesday a meeting at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply to finalize the preparations for resuming operations at the zone, which plays an important role in supporting trade exchange between the two countries and transit trade.

The meeting, held via teleconference in the presence of the BoD chairman and members from both sides, discussed all administrative, logistical and technical matters related to the free zone.

The meeting, attended by the company’s general manager, Irfan Khasawneh, was held as a follow-up to the ministerial meetings that were held recently in Amman, in the presence of a number of ministers from both countries.

Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply, Maha Ali, who attended part of the meeting, stressed the importance of completing the remaining operations of maintenance, rehabilitation and return of the necessary human and technical cadres in the two countries, to resume operations in the free zone, especially since the zone was playing an active role in the bilateral trade and transit movement

She pointed out that among the outcomes of the bilateral meeting with the Syrian Minister of Economy, Mohammad Samer Al-Khalil was working to re-operate the joint Jordanian-Syrian free zone.

The volume of trade exchange between the two countries amounted to JD92 million in 2020, compared to JD117 million in 2019, while during the first half of this year it amounted to JD67 million.