Arab Water Ministerial Council kicks off in Cairo
Irrigation Minister Hossam Moghazy - YOUM7/Karem Abdul kareem

CAIRO:  Cairo hosts the 17th round of the Arab Water Ministerial Council (AWMC) aims to discuss issues of water resources in the Arab region.

The 2-day conference is being held in the Arab League (AL) headquarters, located in Cairo’s Tahir Square.

Water ministers of Kuwait, Bahrain, Palestine, Qatar, Oman, Somalia, and Iraq along with 8 representatives from other Arab states, were present during the conference inauguration, according to a statement of the Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation Wednesday.

“Draft projects on how to assess the impact of climate change on water resources in the Arab Region will be discussed on Thursday’s meeting,” Egypt’s Water Minister Hossam Moughzy said, adding that arrangements for the Arab Conference for Water, scheduled to be held in Morocco in May 2016 will be on the ministers’ agenda.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met with representatives of the AWMC member states Wednesday and discussed water issues in the region, particularly the Palestinian Water Crisis; Moghazy was quoted by Dotmasr news Wednesday.

Development of the irrigation systems implemented in Lebanon, Jordan, Tunisia and Morocco along with sustainable agricultural development projects in Egypt and Algeria will be discussed during the second day’s meetings, said Moughzy.


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