On 19 July, the army chiefs of both Jordan and Iraq discussed the mechanism for the reopening of the Trebil border crossing between Jordan and Iraq for international trade.
The statement was made at a joint press conference in Baghdad following a meeting between Jordanian Lt General Mahmoud Abdul Halim Freihat and Iraqi Gen Othman Ghanmi.
It said that Jordan was ready to provide intelligence information to the Iraqi side to secure the international highway that links Iraq with Jordan.
Gen Ghanmi praised the role played by Jordan in the war against terrorism, and the support it provided to the Iraqi forces to control the borders.
Ghanmi also stated that Iraqi and Jordanian forces had ‘completely secured’ the border are from the Trebil border crossing to the al-Tanf crossing – known as al-Waleed in Iraq.
In a separate statement, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that Iraq is working on plans to secure the border areas between Iraq and Jordan.