The first lorries containing goods belonging to Jordan but which were stored in Syrian sea ports wee permitted to cross into Jordan on Sunday (9 January).
GV Trucks with goods waiting to cross border (6 shots)
SV & GVs Trucks searched by soldiers (5 shots)
SV Pass signed by soldier.
GV Civilians around truck
GV & SV Truck moving off.
SCU Frontier placard "Ramtha Frontier Police St???."
GV Border post with cars waiting to pass
GV Lorries arrive at and through border post.
Initials BB/1430 JH/PN/BB/1343
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Background: The first lorries containing goods belonging to Jordan but which were stored in Syrian sea ports wee permitted to cross into Jordan on Sunday (9 January). The border movement, at Al-Ramtha on the Jordanian side, was one of the first steps towards the full re-opening of the borders between the two countries. The goods were kept in the Syrian ports since the last crisis between the Jordanian Government and the Palestinian commandos in July of last year. Their value was about two million Jordanian Dinars (GBP2,202,643 Sterling).