Arab co­op­er­a­tion needed to over­come re­gional wa­ter short­age prob­lem: Kuwait

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

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

—KUNA

CAIRO: Min­istry of Elec­tric­ity and Wa­ter Un­der­sec­re­tary Mo­ham­mad Boushehri heads Kuwait’s del­e­ga­tion in the 9th ses­sion of Arab Min­is­te­rial Coun­cil for Wa­ter.

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