Iran calls for forming commission over water issue with Afghanistan, Tajikistan
Iranian Energy Minister Majid Namjou called for the formation of a tripartite commission among Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan over water issues, the semi- official ISNA news agency reported on Monday.
After meeting with his Afghan and Tajik counterparts, Namjou said since there are common concerns over water issue among the three countries, the formation of a high commission is a necessity, Xinhua quoted the report as saying.
The high commission can observe the regulation systems and the laws concerning the water issues in each of these three countries, he added.
Iran has suggested the commission be formed within the following two weeks and the joint strategies would be developed accordingly, Namjou was quoted as saying.
Afghan and Tajik energy ministers arrived in Tehran on Sunday to discuss water issues shared among the three countries.