Minister of Water Resources meets the Turkish Ambassador in Baghdad

The Minister of Water Resources Dr. Hassan Janabi  met in his office, H.E.the Turkish ambassador in Baghdad, Mr. Fatih Yildiz. The Minister gave a detailed presentation on the current water situation, noting the need to respect the water needs in Iraq, especially during the summer and winter planting seasons. He also wanted to make sure that filling up Ilisu Dam with water would not cause any damages to Iraq, and that the agreements of a procedural nature relating to the filling up or water releases from the dam must be flexible and in no way prejudicial to Iraq's water interests and rights.

The two sides also agreed on the possibility of launching joint projects with a direct positive impact on farmers.

The Turkish ambassador stressed the keenness of the Turkish government to maintain the bilateral relationship with Iraq and develop the relationship in the fields of irrigation and agriculture.