Resources: Upcoming meetings with the Turkish and Iranian sides to resolve the water issue

  • 13-12-2022, 20:09
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    The Ministry of Water Resources confirmed today, Tuesday, holding meetings, which it described as important, with the Turkish and Iranian sides to resolve the water file, noting that there is a great government interest in the file of Iraq's water rights.
    The ministry's spokesman, Ali Radhi, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "As a result of the difficult conditions that Iraq suffered from in the matter of water shares, especially during the past seasons, which greatly affected all sectors, the Ministry of Water Resources and the new government had great support this file was witnessed by either Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani or President Abdul-Latif Jamal Rashid.
    He added, "There are new pages that will open in the water file, in order to guarantee Iraq's water rights and obtain a fair water share that meets all requirements."
    Radhi added, "Iraq has suffered from water scarcity during the last period, due to the expansion of the Turkish side in the construction of dams and irrigation projects, in addition to."
    He stated, "The Minister of Water Resources, Aoun Diab, had contact with the special envoy of Turkish President Faisal Oglu, where the minister reviewed the lack of water revenues and the impact of all sectors due to water scarcity."
      "The two sides agreed during this contact to return joint visits of Iraqi and Turkish delegations, to hold technical meetings and new upcoming meetings, and to develop international agreements, protocols and covenants that are in the interest of Iraq to obtain its share of water." Radhi said.
    He continued by saying, "There was also an important meeting between the Minister of Water Resources and the Iranian ambassador to Iraq regarding the water file," expressing his hope that "important upcoming meetings will take place at higher political levels in order for Iraq to obtain its share of water."