Jordan announced last week the reopening of its border crossings with southern Syria

In another sign of the rapprochement between Jordan and Syria, King Abdullah II received a phone call Sunday from President Bashar al-Assad, the royal palace said in a statement.

The conversation between the two rulers was their first direct communication since the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War in 2011. 

"King Abdullah II received today, Sunday, a phone call from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, to discuss relations between the two brotherly countries and ways to strengthen cooperation between them," said the statement. ... Read More: i24