The Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Dr. Shakhwan Abdullah, discussed in his official office in Baghdad with the Administrative Undersecretary of the Ministry of Water Resources, Mr. Raed Al-Jashaami, a number of topics and issues related to the work of the Ministry, foremost of which is the “water file” and the growing concern about the severe water shortage and the decline in the level of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, As well as discussing the repercussions of drought and desertification and their negative impact on the irrigation and agriculture sector and especially during the summer seasons and the transgressions of water veins and quotas in some areas, the meeting was also attended by Prince Ezz Al-Arab Muslim Hussein Jawad
Prince of the Himyar tribes.
The Deputy Speaker of the Council indicated, in the context of his speech, the need to activate memoranda of understanding with neighboring countries, and the need to end transgressions from both sides (Iran, Turkey), Iraq’s full share of water must be guaranteed and binding international agreements be signed, Abdullah called on the federal government to provide the necessary financial allocations to the Ministry of Resources for the maintenance of dams, and implementing irrigation projects by adopting modern irrigation methods reduces water losses and transgressions.
Media Office of the Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives
Sunday 25 September 2022