Syrian-Emirati talks to enhance cooperation in fields of water and energy

Dubai, SANA- Minister of Water Resources, Dr. Tammam Raad, has discussed with Minister of Energy and Infrastructure in the United Arab Emirates Suhail Al Mazrouei ways to enhance joint cooperation between the two countries in various fields, especially water and energy.

The talks were held during a meeting between the two sides on Wednesday at the headquarters of the Trade Center in Dubai on the sidelines of the meetings of the Fifth Arab Water Forum.

Raad stressed that the Syrian government, despite the unjust war, unilateral coercive measures and the systematic sabotage of infrastructure by terrorist organizations, still supports irrigation projects and provides water for the irrigation of agricultural crops for free, in addition to the construction of many dams and irrigation networks, and supervising and fully supporting the drinking water sector.

Minister Raad expressed Syria’s desire to enhance and activate cooperation with the United Arab Emirates.

For his part, Al Mazrouei said that the UAE believes in the joint Arab action, especially in the water sector, and that it welcomes doing what is necessary to transfer the Emirati experience in the field of privatizing vital sectors, exchanging experiences and providing support for investment projects in Syria.

Al Mazrouei stressed that Syria is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and an important tourist destination for many, and that the UAE is ready to contribute to the reconstruction with the aim of enhancing development in Syria and returning the situation to what it was before the crisis.

The two sides agreed to continue communication and enhance prospects for cooperation between the two countries.

Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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