MOWR, the Iranian Ambassador to Iraq, discuss ways of joint cooperation between Iraq and Iran in the water sector

  • 8-12-2022, 15:58
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    The Minister of Water Resources( MOWR), Aoun Diab, and the Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad, Muhammad Kazem Al Sadiq, discussed on Thursday, ways of joint cooperation between Iraq and Iran in the water sector, while Diab stressed the need to activate joint committees to reach bilateral understandings.

    The ministry stated, in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "Minister of MOWR, Aoun Dhiab Abdullah, received in his office the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Baghdad, Muhammad Kazem Al Sadiq, and his accompanying delegation, to discuss bilateral relations and ways to expand them and enhance cooperation and joint coordination between the two neighboring countries."

    The statement added, "The minister gave a detailed explanation of the water situation in Iraq and the common rivers and tributaries that feed some Iraqi governorates and the Iraqi marshes and the impact of climatic changes on Iraq, which significantly affected the irrigation reality in the country, in addition to the water scarcity that afflicted the country for three consecutive seasons, Because of its geographical nature, it is one of the most affected countries by climate change."

    The Minister of MOWR stressed, "the need to activate joint visits and committees at the technical and ministerial levels, reach bilateral understandings, and overcome all obstacles within the frameworks and bilateral agreements previously concluded between two countries."

    For his part, the Iranian ambassador in Baghdad expressed "his country's readiness to cooperate with Iraq, since the two countries have social relations that necessitate more joint cooperation through constructive and purposeful dialogue in accordance with the climatic conditions that the region is going through in general," and addressed "an official invitation to the minister from the Iranian Minister of Energy to visit his country."

    The Iranian side expressed, according to the statement, "cooperation in providing support in the field of using modern irrigation methods and opening horizons for cooperation in the field of establishing a green belt in desert areas far from the city center."