[size=36]An upcoming meeting with Syria and Iran regarding water quotas for Iraq[/size]
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, Thursday, the Ministry of Water Resources revealed an upcoming meeting with the Syrian and Iranian sides to increase the water quotas for Iraq.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Resources, Ali Radi, said, "There are ongoing dialogues within the negotiating committees and technical teams, both at the level of support for the water file in general in addition to the negotiation file, indicating that" there is great support from the Prime Minister in authorizing the Minister of Water Resources a special envoy and giving strength The Iraqi negotiator for the technical file in signing the protocol approved by the Council of Ministers, and is currently in the last stage with the Turkish side to reach the final version of Iraq's share of the waters of the Tigris River.
He added that "there are technical meetings going on with the Syrian side, in addition to the forthcoming meeting during the few days with the Iranian side and the theme of the meetings is to ensure Iraq 's share of water , especially in periods of scarcity, stressing that" there must be a sharing of damage in periods of scarcity. "
The Radi On the “necessity of negotiating the file of Iraq’s share in the main rivers, as well as the expansion that took place in the construction of treasury and irrigation projects in the upstream countries,” indicating that “Iraq’s position is very clear in rejecting expansion and that all international charters, agreements and treaties recognize the need to preserve the rights of downstream countries and the rights of the beneficiary countries of the basin. river and ensuring fair shares for these countries.”
He explained, "In conditions of scarcity, Iraq seeks to share the damage, as well as in normal circumstances, it seeks to obtain a fair share within its historical requirements and rights." Ended 29/A43