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Friday 15 October 2021 18:59
Istanbul / NINA / - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ratified the water agreement with Iraq, within the framework of cooperation between the two countries.
The channel TRT Turkish today: The ratification of the decision on the agreement comes as part of efforts to resolve the water crisis in Iraq and the expression of positive Turkey 's position and President Erdogan to Iraq,
for its part , was quoted by Turkish media and Iraqi Minister of Water Resources, Mahdi al - Hamdani confirmed the Convention 's entry into Implementation, thanking the Turkish President for his supportive stance on the water file.
Al-Hamdani indicated that one of the terms of the agreement includes Iraq obtaining a fair share of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, and that the Iraqi government succeeded in a short period of understanding with Turkey in this regard, and that this has not happened for decades.
The Iraqi Minister of Irrigation said that Turkey and Syria cooperated with Iraq in sharing the damage, and this is something special, and we hope that Iran will be like them.
In a related context, the World Food Program confirmed that Iraq is suffering from a drought, the first of its kind in 40 years, and
since the beginning of last summer, the suffering of Iraqis has become clear from a severe water shortage crisis.
And international relief organizations warned of the danger of not reaching water for millions of people in Iraq, due to low water levels on the one hand, and high temperatures significantly on the other hand.
In addition, the United Nations classified Iraq as the fifth country exposed to the threats of climate change globally.
This comes at a time when the United Nations Environment Program warned two years ago, Iraq of the lack of annual rainfall.
The United Nations confirmed at the time that this matter would increase dust storms, which would negatively affect agricultural production and water.
According to the language of figures published by the United Nations programme, each Iraqi person had 2,100 cubic meters of water available annually during 2015, but the proportion will become 1,750 cubic meters in 2025./End
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