Alwaght- Syrian Defense Minister visited neighbor Jordan on Sunday to discuss stability on border as well as the situation in Syria’s southwestern city of Dara’a.
The Syrian military chief General Ali Abdullah Ayyoub met Jordanian army head Lieutenant General Yousef Hunaiti, and the two sides held talks over the Dara’a situation as well as other issues of mutual interest such as the fight against terrorism and drug smuggling in the area, Jordan's army said.
"The talks are within the concern to intensify future coordination over all common issues,” a statement from the Jordanian army read.
The military talks between Syria and Jordan, informed sources speaking under the condition of anonymity said, also addressed a major spike in cross-border drug smuggling in recent months.
Ayyoub’s visit to Amman was the first since a foreign-backed war on Syria erupted more than a decade ago.
Jordan had for years supported foreign-sponsored Takfiri terrorist groups, which controlled southern Syria, until Syrian government troops and allied forces recaptured Dara’a from militants more than three years ago.