TEHRAN (Iran News) – Government spokesman said on Tuesday that President Ebrahim Raisi would attend the United Nations General Assembly in September.
Ali Bahadori-Jahromi said that the preparatory planning has been done for the President’s attendance in the UN General Assembly which will open on September 13.
Asked about the issue of Iran’s share of water rights to transboundary rivers, Bahadori-Jahromi said that the administration was following up the case, as the energy minister would travel to Afghanistan to discuss Iran’s share of Helmand waters.
He noted that the Afghan side has accepted Iran’s rights, but they disagree on the amount of inflow to Iranian soils.
He also said that energy minister will go to Afghanistan to follow up on Iran’s Hirmand water rights.
Attending his weekly press briefing on Tuesday, Bahadori-Jahromi highlighted that a report on the matter was presented in the cabinet meeting and Minister of Energy Ali Akbar Mehrabian would soon visit Afghanistan, one of the most important parts of which is to pursue Iran’s Hirmand water rights and realize it.
Referring to Iran’s water supply from the Aras River, he also pointed out that in the case of Aras River water rights, the same report was presented in the cabinet meeting, and it was also raised in the conversation between the Iranian and Turkish presidents.
He added that the Turkish side has agreed to hold a ministerial-level meeting on the matter and the Iranian administration insists on pursuing the same path.
The spokesman also said that the administration established the Fund for Natural Disasters Insurance for compensating the recent floods’ damage.
He added that the government would compensate for the recent floods’ damage to the country through the Fund for Natural Disasters Insurance.
Bahadori-Jahromi said that the new method for compensation of floods damages following the establishment of the Natural Disasters Insurance Fund government would pursue the traditional way of allocating capital to each flood-hit province.
Twenty thousand residential buildings were destroyed, out of which, 12000 houses need repairing while 7000 should be rebuilt completely.
Most of the agreements signed between Iran and other countries in the era of President Raisi’s administration, including the regional countries, are either fully implemented or in the process of implementation.
Bahadori Jahromi referred to Iran’s gas swap agreement signed last year with Turkmenistan and the Republic of Azerbaijan and said that the contract was fully implemented the contract sum doubled for the following year.
In December of last year, on the sidelines of the ECO summit, Iran, Turkmenistan, and the Republic of Azerbaijan agreed to swap 1.5 to 2 billion cubic meters of Turkmen gas annually for the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The government’s spokesman noted that the expedition of the agreements’ implementation was of the administration’s priorities.
In response to a question on the implementation of the 25-year agreement between Iran and China, he said that in their 60-minute phone talk President Ebrahim Raisi and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping expressed satisfaction with the progress of the implementation of the document.
The government spokesman stated that the 25-year document of cooperation between Iran and China is progressing promisingly in the commercial, economic, infrastructure, and energy fields.
He pointed out that in the first four months of the year, the exports to China grew by 27% compared to the same period last year (2021), with the foreign trade with China growing by 43%.
Bahadori-Jahromi also said: “10 memoranda of understanding have been inked in various sectors in order to speed up the implementation of the 25-year document”.
He concluded: “Our exports to China have grown by 58%, including in the agricultural sector by 48%.”