The President of the Republic: All sources of Iraq's rivers lie outside the country, which necessitates cooperation to ensure fair water shares
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A presidential statement stated that the President of the Republic received, at his residence in New York, the Turkish Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Wahid Kirchiji, Turkey's representative to the Water Conference, and his accompanying delegation, in the presence of Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein and the Governor of Basra, Asaad Al-Eidani.
According to the statement, the President of the Republic, at the outset of the meeting, expressed his condolences and deep sorrow for the victims of the earthquake that struck several cities in Turkey, stressing that the earthquake was a painful tragedy for everyone, not only for Turkey, hoping that the Turkish people would quickly overcome its effects, and the minister conveyed his greetings to the Turkish President. . The President of the Republic also touched on the dangers facing Iraq as a result of the decrease in the proportion of water flowing across the borders, desertification and drought, as well as the lack of rain and its negative repercussions on the overall life of Iraqis, especially the agricultural sector.
The President of the Republic indicated, according to the statement, that there are serious steps taken by Iraq to reach radical solutions to the issue of water, and that the government is continuing its work and awaiting the approval of the budget to complete the necessary projects. In this regard, noting: “The concerned authorities have taken actual measures to improve methods of water management and preservation to face its scarcity.” water in Iraq.
He added: "All the sources of Iraq's rivers and tributaries are located outside the country. This calls for more cooperation to reach formulas and understandings that guarantee fair and sufficient water shares for all parties," noting the importance of knowing Turkey's water plans to be able to develop the necessary plans in Iraq, noting in this regard. He stressed the need to benefit from Turkish expertise in the field of water management and agriculture.
In turn, the Turkish minister conveyed President Erdogan's greetings to President Abdul Latif Jamal Rashid, appreciating Iraq's position and support for Turkey and its people during the earthquake, indicating that the Turkish people appreciate the humanitarian position of Iraq and its people.
The Turkish Minister of Agriculture and Forestry affirmed that the bilateral relations will contribute to solving all problems in the water file between the two countries, pointing to the importance of the Prime Minister's visit to Turkey recently and his meeting with the Turkish President, in addition to his meeting with the Minister of Water Resources and the desire of the two sides to reach understandings regarding water shares.
The Turkish minister referred to the expansion of agricultural research and development and the upgrading of water management plans, especially groundwater, expressing his country's readiness to transfer expertise in the field of water management and the use of modern agricultural methods to Iraq. / End2 To receive more news, subscribe to our Telegram channel[/rtl]