8-9th February, 2014
Dead Sea, Jordan
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean “PA-UFM” held a meeting of the committee on Energy, Environment and Water that took place at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center. The meeting was attended by representatives from “PA-UFM” and included H.E. Dr. Hazem Alnaser; Minister of Water and Irrigation and Mr., Munqeth Mehyar, Chairperson and Jordanian Director of Friends of the Earth Middle East “FoEME”.
Mr., Mehyar commended the hard work of the Jordanian government represented in the Ministry of Water in addressing rising water challenges in Jordan and stressed the importance of partnership between NGOs and the Government emphasizing the exemplary relationship FoEME has with the Jordanian government.
He congratulated the governments of Jordan, Israel, and Palestine on signing a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a desalination Plant in addition to reaching a swapping of water agreement and stressed that water problems can only be solved via trilateral cooperation.
Mr., Mehyar spoke about the Red-Dead canal project stating clearly that the study of alternatives presents solutions to the receding Dead Sea through the rehabilitating of the JR in addition to a combination of alternatives.
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