Arab cooperation needed to overcome regional water shortage problem: Kuwait
Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water Undersecretary Mohammad Boushehri said on Thursday that water shortage is an important challenge that faces the Arab World and needs cooperation to overcome this problem. He said that many water security related issues were discussed in the meeting, such as implementing a plan to manage water resources in the Arab region, in addition to water shortage challenges.
Boushehri made the comments after heading the Kuwaiti delegation at the 9th session of the Arab Ministerial Council for Water in the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States in Cairo. Although many Arab states have a water shortage problem, others consume more than they should, he added.
Moreover, he welcomed Kuwait’s plans to host an upcoming conference on the matter in May 2018, that will also discuss Arab cooperation to manage water resources. The Arab Ministerial Council for Water urged regional and international organizations to shed the light on violations committed by Israel, which it accused of stealing water from Palestinian territories and abusing Palestinian water rights. —KUNA
CAIRO: Ministry of Electricity and Water Undersecretary Mohammad Boushehri heads Kuwait’s delegation in the 9th session of Arab Ministerial Council for Water.