Iran interacts with neighbors on shared water sources: Energy minister

  June 07, 2022   News ID 6689
Iran interacts with neighbors on shared water sources: Energy minister
Iran’s Energy Minister Ali-Akbar Mehrabian said on Tuesday that Iran’s strategy on shared rivers and water sources is to interact and cooperate with neighboring countries in the framework of bilateral agreements and diplomatic cooperation.

Tehran, SAEDNEWS: Mehrabian made the remarks in the second “International Decade for Action, Water for Sustainable Development” conference in Tajikistan. He said that optimizing water usage and protecting environment can be a ground for further interaction and useful talks and cooperation in the region.

Iran has held various meetings with neighboring countries in the past years and has tried to move the problems related to shared water sources towards legal-technical negotiations and agreements and avoid politicization, the energy minister noted.

He emphasized hat Iran has provided 100 percent of its urban population and 82 percent of its rural population with healthy drinking water, as great water supply projects for 10,000 villages have been in process since a year ago.

Mehrabian also noted that 53 percent of Iran’s population, at international standard level, have access to wastewater network (Source: IRNA).