Jordan, Syria sign trade agreements to boost ties

Jordan and Syria signed several trade and water agreements here Sunday in an attempt to strengthen cooperation and boost trade ties. Jordanian Prime Minister Nader al-Dahabi and his Syrian counterpart, Naji al-Otari signed a total of 12 accords and also agreed to enforce an end to customs restrictions between the two countries. Jordan is one of the world's most water impoverished countries and has experienced low rainfall recently, sparking concern of a looming water crisis. Syria also promised to provide Jordan with 50,000 tons of wheat _ part of the agreements that capped off two days of meetings between the two countries.