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Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Turkey Moving Closer to Economic Integration

Jordan’s Transport Minister said Thursday that Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Turkey have moved closer to economic integration.

The official Petra agency said that the countries signed an agreement establishing a committee to unify their legislation to enhance economic integration.

It quoted Transport Minister Alaa Batayneh as saying Jordan has been tasked to draw up joint plans to develop the transport sector. Syria is to work on energy, Lebanon on tourism and Turkey on industry.

Batayneh also said the ministers want to draw up a regional transport plan, involving road and railway links.

Source: Associated Press


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