Salih calls for solving the water problem and Erdogan pledges to provide 5 billion dollars to Iraq

Friday 04th January 2019 - 16:04

Salih calls for solving the water problem and Erdogan pledges to provide 5 billion dollars to Iraq

 Turkey - INA

President Dr. Barham Saleh said that Iraq and Turkey need a comprehensive agreement to solve the water problem radically, while Turkish President  Erdogan pledged his country to provide a grant of 5 billion dollars for the reconstruction of Iraq.

My visit to Ankara carries a clear message that Iraq is seeking to return to its regional position strongly, and that Iraq wants a strategic partnership and cooperation with Turkey, Salih told a joint news conference with Erdogan after bilateral talks in Ankara.

Iraq and Turkey need a comprehensive agreement, the water problem must be solved radically, the principle of common security must be recognized, and everyone must cooperate to prevent any attempt to destabilize the region.

He will work to hold the meeting of the Joint Economic Committee with Turkey in Baghdad soon. For his part, Erdogan renewed Turkey's pledge to provide a grant of $ 5 billion for the reconstruction of Iraq as agreed at the Kuwait Conference

Translated by Harith.A.Hasan