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Baghdad, Ankara reach agreement to increase Iraq’s water quota

the Tigris River

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has reached an agreement with Turkey during his latest visit to the country to increase Iraq’s water quota, the parliamentary foreign affairs committee revealed Friday. 

Mohamed Abd Rabu, a member of the committee, said water quota Iraq receives from turkey through the Tigris River will be increased. 

He noted that there is a political consensus between Baghdad and Ankara that serves the interest of the two countries in several aspects.

Baghdad and Ankara have reached an agreement to construct a dam to regulate water flows into Iraq and ensure it receives the agreed water quota, he further stated.

Abadi’s latest visit to Turkey has borne fruit in terms of striking deals to establish future strategic projects that mainly serves Iraq at the economic level, he added. 

The Iraqi prime minister has undertaken a regional tour that included Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey and Iran to promote relations and convey Baghdad’s vision on the future of the region. 

Last Modified: Friday، 27 October 2017 01:14 PM