By*Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.
n an interview with Russia’s*Sputnik*Nov. 1, Syrian Transportation Minister*Ali Hammoud said Syria is preparing to open*checkpoints on its border*with Iraq now that security has returned*and is looking forward to working with*Iraq on logistics.
The Iraqi government*received a request from Syria at the end of October*to send a special delegation headed by Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem to discuss reopening the border crossings.*Baghdad reportedly welcomed the idea.
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