The President of the Republic and the Secretary-General of the United Nations discuss the phenomenon of desertification
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The President of the Republic, Abdul Latif Jamal Rashid, discussed with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, the phenomenon of desertification, drought and the water crisis, while stressing the need to benefit from Turkish expertise in the field of water management and agriculture.
A presidential statement stated, "The President of the Republic met in the United Nations building, the Secretary-General of the United Nations Organization, in the presence of Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, Minister of Environment Nizaz Amidi, and the Governor of Basra, Asaad Al-Eidani, on the sidelines of the United Nations Water Conference held in New York."
The President of the Republic reviewed, according to the statement, "the burdens borne by Iraq as a result of the water crisis, as well as the phenomenon of desertification, drought and dust, which negatively affected the various aspects of life," praising 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 waters 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 support of the International Organization for Iraq and its efforts to reduce the risks Water crisis and climate change and their repercussions on public life.
Meanwhile, the President of the Republic stressed the need to benefit from Turkish expertise in the field of water management and agriculture.
Another statement stated, “The President of the Republic received, at his residence in New York, the Turkish Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vahid Kirchiji, Turkey’s representative to the Conference on
water and his accompanying delegation.
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 that “the concerned authorities have taken actual measures to improve methods of water management and preservation.” It has to deal with water scarcity in Iraq.
He added, "All the sources of Iraq's rivers and tributaries are located outside the country, and this calls for more cooperation to reach formulas and understandings that guarantee fair and sufficient water shares for all parties," pointing to "the importance of knowing Turkey's water plans to be able to develop the necessary plans in Iraq," noting this. Concerning the need to benefit from Turkish experiences in the field of water management and agriculture.
In turn, the Turkish minister conveyed the greetings of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Rashid. Kirchiji also appreciated Iraq's position and support for Turkey and its people during the earthquake, indicating that the Turkish people appreciate the situation.
humanity for Iraq and its people.
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