Iraqi delegation to visit Turkey to discuss water problem

Iraq to engage in talks with Turkey and Iran over the water problem.

An Advisor to the Iraqi Minister of Water Resources, Hasan Safar, stated that a delegation of the Ministry of Water Resources would go to Turkey in early February to discuss the water problem, RojNews reported on Friday.

According to the report, the Iraqi advisor called on Turkey to increase the amount of water flow in the Euphrates River, as the current water supply does not meet the basic needs of Iraqi citizens. He added that Iraq also discusses the water problem with Iran.

The Iraqi advisor said that the Syrian government and Iraq agreed on sharing water sources.