[size=45]Al-Zamili calls on the government to form a higher water authority and to address neighboring countriestwo hours ago
Today, Monday, the First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hakim Al-Zamili, called on Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to form a Higher Water Authority and address the neighboring countries.
The media office of the First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives stated in a statement: "Al-Zamili hosted in his office today, Minister of Water Resources Mahdi Rashid Al-Hamdani, and the advanced cadre in the ministry, to develop solutions and real treatments for the water crisis, and to discuss the ministry's plan for the upcoming summer season, and the most important challenges in this." file".
Al-Zamili called, according to the statement, "Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to form a supreme body to follow up and effectively manage the water file at the highest levels, as is the case in neighboring countries, and direct intervention to address neighboring countries and put pressure on them to increase Iraq's water quotas and launch them in the near future," warning of “Any neglect or delay in managing this file will result in dire consequences that threaten the lives of the Iraqi people, and harm the common interests, especially the economic ones, with neighboring countries.”
He stressed "the need to move seriously to prevent the unjust depletion of the strategic water reserves by preventing abuses of water quotas in Baghdad and the rest of the provinces," noting "the need to activate the cooperation protocol in the Tigris River with Turkey, and the establishment of a joint research center to determine the water quotas of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers." .
Al-Zamili stressed that "hosting the minister this day came within the framework of a serious parliamentary move to determine the causes of the crisis and ways to address them, and to provide the necessary support to the ministry, especially with regard to increasing financial allocations in the budget, which contributes to the success of managing this vital and dangerous file," noting that "hosting the minister And the advanced cadre, comes after a meeting with the Turkish ambassador to Baghdad at the council building a few days ago.”
He pointed out that "there is another meeting with the Iranian ambassador to discuss regulating the water relationship," calling for "making the water file a priority for any future agreements with the relevant countries."