Kabul – The Ministry of Energy and Water has announced that the 1972 agreement on the Helmand River between Iran and Afghanistan is feasible.
Today (Friday, February 11), the ministry said in a statement that it is committed to all the materials, technical content, legal basis, and annexes in connection with the water management of Helmand River.
“The Ministry of Energy and Water fully agrees with all the provisions of the 1972 agreement on Helmand water between Afghanistan and Iran,” the ministry said.
According to the ministry, Afghanistan is cooperating with Iran to implement this permanent agreement.
The Helmand River water agreement was signed in 1972 between Mohammad Musa Shafiq and Amir-Abbas Hoveyda, the then prime ministers of the country and Iran.
Meanwhile, the agreement has 16 articles and according to it, the problem of dividing the water of the Helmand River, which flows into Kamal Khan Dam, has been solved.
However, Iran has always said that Afghanistan is not bound by the terms of the treaty.
On the other hand, experts point out that in the years since the agreement, Iran has gained more water than the terms of the agreement.
Source: Hasht-e Subh Daily