Premier: Syria and Iraq have rights to Euphrates water which Turkey has no right to deny

Damascus, SANA – Prime Minister Wael al-Halaqi on Wednesday met Iraqi Water Resources Minister Mohsen al-Shummari, discussing with him means to expand cooperation and establish joint projects.

Premier al-Halaqi stressed the need to boost political, economic, and commercial relations between the two countries and to find new ways to bolster security in them, particularly since both countries are being targeted by terrorism being funded by the same sides.

He said that the neo-Ottomans headed by Erdogan seek to occupy the region with pointless war in order for Turkey to lord over the region, asserting that Syria and Iraq have legal and natural rights to the water of Euphrates River which Turkey has no right to deny, infringe upon, or appropriate, affirming that Turkey must abide by international accords in this regard.Premier_Iraqi Minister

For his part, al-Shummari said that Iraq is committed to boosting cooperation on all levels and that the Syrians and the Iraqis will vanquish terrorism and restore security to the region.

He relayed a message from Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi which asserted the Iraqi government’s commitment to boosting military and security coordination to confront terrorism.

Hazem Sabbagh

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