Baghdad / NINA / – Minister of Environment Nizar Amidi affirmed today, Sunday, that the government is determined to enhance and support environmental work and reduce the impact of climate change.
The Ministry of the Environment said in a statement, “Amidi received the Dutch Ambassador, Johannes Leendert Sande, and discussed with him ways to enhance joint cooperation on environmental issues, climate change and sustainable development between Iraq and the Netherlands.”
The Minister of Environment stated, “One of the priorities of the current Iraqi government is to promote and support environmental work and reduce the impact of climate changes such as drought, desertification and dust storms.”
He stressed that “there is a real desire and continuous endeavor by Prime Minister Muhammad Shia’ al-Sudani to implement the requirements of the Iraqi National Contributions Document and the Paris Climate Agreement.”
He pointed to “giving the issue of promoting investment in the private sector between the Ministry and the Dutch side in the environmental file in all its sectors special importance and priority.”
For his part, the Dutch Ambassador, Johannes Leendert Sande, explained, “The Dutch government’s interest in supporting Iraq, especially in issues of agriculture, water management, renewable energies, and the promotion of joint environmental cooperation.”/ End
Source: National Iraqi News Agency