According to the economic correspondent of rahnam News Agency, Ali Akbar Mehrabian, the Minister of Energy, in a meeting with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, pointed out the historical and cultural affinity of the two countries Iran and Afghanistan and stated: During my trip to Afghanistan last year, there were very good understandings in the field of water and electricity. It was achieved with the authorities of this country, and especially in the field of water, which the officials of this country, including Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, stressed, we will not allow a single drop of water to be diverted to Godzareh, and all necessary measures will be taken to secure Iran’s rights from Hirmand.
He continued by emphasizing the respect of good neighborliness for the two countries: in the past three years, the title of the Islamic Republic of Iran has not been given based on the 1351 Treaty of Hirmand; Meanwhile, due to water diversion through the Kamal Khan Dam, more than 2 billion cubic meters of Hirmand water has been diverted and wasted to the salt marsh of Godzare. This volume of water could be used to meet the drinking, agricultural and livelihood needs of the people of Nimroz, Afghanistan and Sistan, Iran.
Mehrabian further emphasized the correct management of water as a blessing from God and added: if this amount of water was used properly, it could supply the water needed by the people of Iran and Afghanistan for two years, and our expectation is that according to the treaty of 1351, Iran’s ownership of the Hirmand River in The current blue year should be released and delivered to Iran.
The Minister of Energy of Iran expressed his hope for securing Iran’s rights this year and continued: the issue of Iran’s rights should not become an issue of division between the two countries, and securing the flow of the Hirmand River will provide prosperity and livelihoods on both sides of the Iran-Afghanistan border.
He clarified: This year, according to global and regional forecasts, the rainfall situation in Afghanistan and the Hirmand catchment area is very favorable, and Iran is ready to cooperate with Afghanistan in terms of supplying water and solving obstacles and technical problems on the Hirmand route. We are following this issue decisively.
He continued: the historical and long-term interactions between Iran and Afghanistan in both the water and electricity sectors require that these relations be useful and productive for the people of both countries and that the development of relations between the two countries is based on understanding and compliance with the provisions of the agreements and memorandums between them. .
In this meeting, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Deputy Prime Minister of Afghanistan, acknowledged that water should not be directed to the Godzare salt marsh, and said: We have had many discussions with Iran regarding the issue of water, and the President of the Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan is also very sorry about the issue of water wastage towards Godzare. He realized that the water was wasted and believed that the water should have gone to Iran.
He added: This country is interested in securing Iran’s status.
Mollabrader continued: Afghanistan needs economic stability and development in the current situation, and one of its most important needs is the supply of electricity and energy.
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