Baghdad - INA
The Minister of Environment, Jassem Hammadi, said in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "the great diplomatic effort undertaken by the government of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi in order for Iraq to return to its important position in the Arab community made us nominate Iraq as a member of the Executive Office of the Arab Ministers responsible for Environmental Affairs, and all Arab ministers have agreed to nominate Iraq to become a member of the council, starting from the upcoming meetings, and this is a new diplomatic victory.".
He added, during his leadership of the Iraqi delegation in the meetings of the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for Environmental Affairs, which was held today at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Arab League in Cairo: “We have responded to the Council’s call after a two-year hiatus due to the Corona pandemic, and we have made clear to the Council the environmental situation in Iraq and the need for Arab countries to participate in a conference Glasgow to support the Arab environmental situation and face the challenges of environmental changes, especially Iraq, which suffers from a deteriorating environmental situation due to water scarcity, desertification and economic dependence on oil.
"This prompted us to form a technical committee in order to overcome the environmental conditions in Iraq and eliminate desertification," he added.