(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Amman, Mar. 11 (Petra) -- The joint Jordanian-Egyptian technical committee for land transport, on Thursday, concluded its two-day meetings in the port city of Aqaba.
The Jordanian side was headed by the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Transport, Wisam Tahtamouni, while the Egyptian side was headed by the CEO of the Egyptian Domestic and International Land Transport Regulatory Authority, Sayed Metwali.
The meetings led to an agreement to continue operating the entry mechanism of trucks and refrigerators into both countries until the end of this year. The trucks, loaded or empty, can enter into the two countries and return, loaded or empty, through the same route (Aqaba - Nuweiba).
The two sides also agreed to continue working on the entry mechanism of Jordanian and Egyptian buses, that has a permit to operate the passenger transport line from the ministries of transport in both countries in accordance with what was previously in place and until the end of the current year, provided that the buses are reviewed by the Nuweiba Customs upon entry and exit for the purposes of registration.
The two sides stressed the need to implement the "single window system" and study the prospects of expanding the electronic linkage to exchange official documents, truck information, customs data and bills to facilitate and speed up the clearance of goods.
The meeting also tackled the need to increase bilateral communication to serve the sector and to facilitate the flow of goods and passengers movement, while taking into account the epidemiological situation.
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