Iraqi Foreign Minister and Iranian counterpart discuss climate change

Baghdad ( – Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein discussed climate change and dust storms that have hit Iraq and Iran in recent days with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, in a phone call on Tuesday, according to a press release issued by the Iraqi Foreign Ministry.

The two officials discussed important regional challenges related to climate change such as dust storms, drought, desertification, declining biodiversity, and possible ways to address these challenges to reduce the impact of climate change and provide a healthy and suitable environment for humanity.

The two ministers agreed to organize a meeting between an Iraqi technical delegation and an Iranian delegation, in Baghdad, to study the future challenges facing the two countries.

Hussein and Abdollahian stressed the need to broaden the dialogue to include other countries in the region, and discussed water issues and ways to develop water resources to meet the needs of the two neighboring countries.

The two officials exchanged views on the latest developments in the region and talked about the importance of pursuing peaceful solutions to promote stability and peace.