Saad al-Mutalabi, a member of the State of Law Coalition, has urged the Sudanese government to reach a water agreement with Turkey, with the United Nations overseeing the process. This call was made on Thursday.
According to a statement given to Al-Maalouma by Al-Mutalabi, Iraq’s issue regarding its water agreements with Turkey stems from the fact that Iraqi delegations have not been adequately politically and technically prepared in previous years.
He stated that the current water agreement signed between the two countries is not applicable to the Turks and has not been documented by the United Nations.
He mentioned that Turkey prioritizes its security interests, even above water. He explained that the negotiator from Turkey presented a proposal regarding water in exchange for Iraq’s stance on the Turkish Labor Party’s presence.
The head of the State of Law coalition has urged the Sudanese government to reach a water agreement with Turkey that is overseen by international authorities and legally binding for both parties. Additionally, a copy of the agreement should be submitted to the United Nations.
Yesterday, an official source confirmed to Al-Maalouma that Turkish delegations will be arriving in Baghdad in the near future to discuss water issues with the Iraqi side.