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Today, Saturday, President Abdul Latif Gamal Rashid renewed his call for the United Nations to help Iraq determine a fair water share with upstream countries, considering that these countries do not often appreciate his country’s need for water.
This came during his hosting of a dialogue session on climate change, food security and water security on the sidelines of the COP28 conference held in Dubai, UAE.
Rashid said during the session, “First, water is a factor that has a major impact on the environment, and secondly, there are other matters, which are energy and agriculture,” adding, “Our daily actions have a significant impact on the environment in a clear way.”
Regarding the water file, the Iraqi President said, “There were some common laws and actions between countries about 100 years ago, but at the present time those laws need radical changes, for example regarding water partnership for shared rivers between riparian countries.”
He continued by saying, “In Iraq, we suffer from water partnership with neighboring countries, explaining that sometimes the actions of those countries are good, but in most cases they do not appreciate our needs or our share of water.
Rashid continued by saying: We are not asking for a share as it was a century ago, but we are asking for a fair share in order to improve the environment and the agricultural reality in Iraq, stressing that these matters are very linked to each other.
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