Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, evaluated the Turkish government’s initiative to release Iraq’s share of water following the visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Water Resources to Turkey, considering such measure as positive message intended to promote the relations between Iraq and Turkey, urging the Turkish government to cover the Iraq’s shortage in water which happened in the last months, leading to big losses in the agricultural crops for this season. The head of the Islamic Supreme Council also hoped that the initiative will skip the technical aspects that caused Iraq’s full share of water to be eliminated during the last period.
This came during a meeting where his Eminence received on Wednesday at his office in Baghdad the Turkey’s Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Faruk Kaymakcı, who talked about the measures taken by the government of his country about releasing Iraq’s share and promised to convey the demands of his Eminence to the government of his country.
During the meeting, the Turkey’s ambassador also praised the civil peace and state building pact, hoping that such initiative will make the political parties in Iraq reevaluate their positions so as to serve the Iraqi military efforts, fight ISIS and strengthen the national unity between Iraqis. Mr. Kaymakcı also received clarification from his Eminence about some points in the initiative, appreciating it especially in the current hard conditions the country is facing. For his part, his Eminence explained that in this initiative, there no losers or winners, and that it is different from the previous initiatives in that it is not made for the benefit of one party at the expense of another because it will be discussed by all political parties and will be modified and involve additions.
On the other hand, his Eminence extended his condolences to the Turkey’s ambassador asking him to convey his condolences as well to the families of the victims of the terrorist attack that took place in a Turkish frontier cities, asserting that terrorism spares no one and any country can be within its reach, denouncing the terrorist acts that target the secured civilians.
During the meeting, they also discussed the Turkish-Iraqi relations and the developments of the situation in the region and the world in general.