India and Iraq to Cooperate in Water Management Area
A high expert level meeting was held today between the Iraq Delegation led by Mr. Mohanad Salman Al-Sady, Minister of Water Resources of Govt of Republic of Iraq and Senior Officers in The Ministry of Water Resources to workout for finalizing the nitty-gritty’s of a future Memorandum of Understanding In The Area Of Water Management to be signed between the Two countries.
The very purpose of the meeting was to finalize the draft of an MoU outlining future cooperation between the two countries; explore possibilities of exchange of visits to develop cooperation in specific areas, find avenue’s for Training of Iraqi engineers and experts in India, facilitate exchange of data and relevant information relating to water management, irrigation, land reclamation and dams etc and to gather suggestions from Indian side for expanding cooperation between the two countries.
The meeting was held in two parts. The preliminary round was held between the Iraq delegation led by Mr. Ali Hashem Kataa A-Kafaje, Director General, National Centre for Management of Water Resources, Govt of Iraq while the Indian side was led by Dr. S.K.Sarkar, Secretary in the M/o Water Resources.
Later a meeting was held between the Indian Delegation led by Union Water Resources Minister Shri Harish Rawat and his Iraqi counterpart Mr. Mohanad Salman Al-Sady, Minister of Water Resources of Govt of Republic of Iraq. It was decided that both the countries will have further discussions before finalizing the MoU.
Press Release, May 23, 2013