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Economy News - Baghdad
On Friday, President Abdul Latif Rashid received the Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield, and her accompanying delegation, on the sidelines of the Water Summit held in New York.
According to a statement by the Presidency of the Republic, the meeting discussed "the water crisis and the threat it poses to food security and environmental diversity in Iraq, in addition to the negative effects resulting from climate change and the tangible decrease in water flow rates from the upstream countries."
The President of the Republic said, "Iraq has suffered from climate change, high temperatures and water shortages due to lack of rain and population growth, as well as because of some water policies of neighboring countries," stressing "Iraq's need to know the water plans of the riparian countries to be able to develop the necessary plans and reach sufficient shares." fair with these countries.
He stressed, "There are plans at a high level to reach real solutions to the issue of water, and that the government is serious about its work and awaiting the approval of the budget to complete the necessary projects in this regard," pointing to "the need to improve water management methods and develop mechanisms to respond to the effects of climate changes and high temperatures in Iraq." .
The President of the Republic spoke about "the importance of developing serious solutions in dealing with environmental pollution resulting from the energy sector," pointing to "the existence of upcoming projects related to the issue of gas and addressing its negative effects on the environment."
In turn, Ambassador Greenfield affirmed, "The United States is keen to support Iraq in the field of addressing water scarcity and overcoming this crisis, especially by providing expertise to support and improve the issue of water management in Iraq and also through the UNAMI mission in Iraq."
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