The first Baghdad International Water Conference entitled “Beneficial Planning and Management of Water Resources to Achieve Sustainability” continues its work for the second and last day.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute, the first International Water Conference was held in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, with the participation of the Minister of Water Resources, Mehdi Rashid al-Hamdani, and representatives from international organizations including the UN, as well as international experts and diplomats from Turkey, Syria, the Netherlands and Jordan.
The international meeting was attended by Veysel Erglu, the Turkish President’s Special Envoy for Iraq, via video conference.
“This is the first time that an international conference on the water is being held in Baghdad. Turkey views cooperation with Iraq on water issue positively,” Turkish Ambassador to Iraq Fateh Yildiz told after the conference.
“Our difference with other participants is that our position on the issue is quite clear. The basis for bilateral cooperation on water issue is a joint memorandum that will be implemented in the future,” he added.
The two-day conference aims to find ways to overcome future challenges relating to water availability, exchange scientific and policy expertise on water resource management, promote exchange of modern technologies, and raise awareness on conservation.