Monday, October 26, 2009

Bilateral Cooperation: Iran, Iraq move to solve water issue

MENAFN reports Iraq's Water Resources Minister, Abdullatief Jamal Rashies said on Sunday that Iraq and Iran agreed in Tehran to establish a high technical committee to solve the water issue between the two countries.

"The minister asserted that the water situation in Iraq is very difficult due to the lack of water in the past two years which negatively affect the agricultural and the environmental reality in the country," the water resources ministry said in a statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

He lauded the Iraqi-Iranian relations, noting that the Iranian government helps Iraq in several fields, expressing hope that Iraq will help Iraq in the water issue such as Syria and Turkey.

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