Road to Syria’s border crossing with Jordan is ready – Damascus

The road to Syria’s border crossing with Jordan, closed by conflict in 2011, is ready for use, Damascus said Wednesday. Syria is looking at prospects of reopening it after recovering the border from rebels, according to the country’s transport minister. Billions of dollars in annual trade moved through the Nassib crossing before fighting erupted in 2011, and its closure has weighed on the economy of Syria and neighboring states, Reuters said. The Syrian government has yet to receive any request from Jordan to reopen the crossing.