On Wednesday, Prime Minister Muhammad Shia’ al-Sudani instructed for increased diplomatic efforts to secure Iraq’s water rights. He also urged the relevant authorities to prepare for the upcoming agricultural season by mobilizing.
The media office of Al-Sudani reported that he recently chaired the third meeting of the Supreme Water Committee. During the meeting, they discussed the strategic water storage situation in the country, release rates from neighboring countries, and progress made on previous directives issued by the Prime Minister. They also identified the main obstacles facing the implementation of plans to address the water crisis and explored potential solutions to overcome these challenges.
It is important to increase diplomatic efforts with neighboring countries to address the issue of water. This will ensure that Iraq’s rights are protected in accordance with international agreements that guarantee each country’s right to water quotas. Al-Sudani emphasized the significance of this approach.
Al-Sudani has instructed that efforts be mobilized and facilities be provided to prepare for the upcoming agricultural season. Additionally, obstacles related to the transition to modern and smart irrigation technologies should be overcome by relevant departments and institutions. It is important to confront those who raise concerns by conveying the truth through professional and responsible media and legal contexts.
During the meeting, the agenda was discussed and several decisions and recommendations were made, which will need to be implemented.