The President of the Republic reviews with Guterres the burdens borne by Iraq from the water crisis
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A presidential statement stated that the President of the Republic met with Guterres at the United Nations building, in the presence of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Fouad Hussein, and the Minister of Environment, Nazzaz Amidi, and the Governor of Basra, Asaad Al- Eidani, on the sidelines of the United Nations Water Conference held in New York.
At the outset of the meeting, according to the statement, the President of the Republic congratulated the Secretary-General of the United Nations on the success of the water conference and the proposals he made that would contribute to reducing the global water crisis, expressing his Thanks and appreciation for the invitation of the Secretary-General to attend the conference.
The President of the Republic reviewed the burdens borne by Iraq as a result of the water crisis, in addition to the phenomenon of desertification, drought and dust, which negatively affected various aspects of life, pointing to the important role of the United Nations in supporting international efforts and taking appropriate measures to reduce the water crisis and activate cooperation in the field of transboundary water. To ensure fair distribution among the riparian countries.
In turn, Guterres expressed his appreciation and gratitude to the President of the Republic for the warm reception during his recent visit to Baghdad, stressing that he understands what Mesopotamia is suffering from severe water shortages and the low levels of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and their impact on the life and environmental reality, reiterating the international organization's support for Iraq and its efforts to reduce the risks of the crisis. Water and climate change and their repercussions on public life./End 2[/rtl]