Hungary and Iraq have agreed to widen cooperation in environment protection and water management. Rural Development Minister Sándor Fazekas, speaking on Monday at the conclusion of a two-day visit by his Iraqi counterpart, Sargon Lazar Sulaywah, said experts from both countries will be appointed to develop the framework for further bilateral cooperation on the two issues.
Water past the bridge
Sulaywah described as useful his visits to Budapest Waterworks and the city’s waste-water management facility on Csepel Island. Fazekas said Budapest Waterworks chief executive Csaba Haranghy has offered his organisation’s cooperation, including training professionals. The minister said Hungary’s relations with the Middle East and cooperation with Arab countries, including the Republic of Iraq, are very important, and economic ties between Hungary and Iraq have been high-level and intensive.
Sulaywah noted that his visit has brought both countries closer to signing an inter-ministerial agreement, and expressed Iraq’s wish to renew its relation with Hungary, which he said has a long history.