[size=36]The President of the Republic: The Iraqi government takes climate change issues seriously[/size]
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President Abdul Latif Rashid affirmed, on Thursday, that the Iraqi government took climate change issues seriously, pointing out that collective responsibility requires addressing the causes of climate change.
Rashid said, in his speech during the meeting of the contact group at the summit level of the Non-Aligned Movement in Azerbaijan, that "Iraq has emerged from the Corona crisis," noting that "the country still needs urgent public health requirements, as well as social needs and adaptation to structural changes, including That economic diversification.
"The government has taken climate change issues very seriously, including food security, water scarcity and climate-induced displacement," Rashid noted.
He added, "You must act now and give priority to supporting affected communities, raising public awareness, providing emergency assistance, supporting the agricultural sector, modernizing water management systems and all other necessary activities," noting that "collective responsibility requires addressing the root causes of climate change through reasonable policies and the allocation of funds." appropriate, building regional and international partnerships, and implementing the necessary measures to reduce risks.
He continued, "Iraq is ready to restore its positive role at the regional and global levels, by hosting sports tournaments, building international partnerships, abiding by international treaties, attracting foreign investment, cooperating in regional security and the environment, and contributing to global energy security."
He pointed out that "the new Iraq aspires to become a unifying force for good, bridging the gap between regional powers, and building consensus on common challenges such as climate change, the environment, and combating terrorism."
He noted that "the new Iraq is working to strengthen relations with its neighbors on the basis of mutual respect, through diplomacy, and addressing common concerns regarding border security and cross-border water flows to ensure the appropriate distribution of water," explaining that "the new phase in Iraq is characterized by stability and economic development, which It ensures that people have access to justice, quality education, adequate health services, clean water, and food security. The federal government is committed to providing better public services and building public infrastructure to meet the needs of our citizens, and strengthening relations between the federal government, the Kurdistan Regional Government and all other provinces.
The President of the Republic indicated that "Iraq has the ability to become an industrial center for petrochemicals capable of competing globally." Ended 29/N33