Iran is one of the neighboring countries which receives much water from Afghanistan’s two water zones – the Helmand and Harirrod zones.
Ghani Left Kabul For Iran To Join Rouhani Oath Ceremony
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left Kabul on Saturday morning for Tehran to take part in a ceremony of his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, the presidential palace said.
According to the palace statement Ghani will discuss bilateral issues with the Rouhani during his visit to Iran.
This comes after the Iranian president criticized Afghanistan’s dam project at a conference on sandstorms in Tehran on Monday.
Rouhani said: “We cannot remain silent about the thing which is apparently damaging our environment such as the establishment of several dams in Afghanistan such as Kajaki, Kamal Khan and Salma in the north and south of Afghanistan."
He said the dam projects in Afghanistan “threatens a number of bordering provinces in Iran”.
Following comments by Iranian Rouhani on Afghanistan’s dam projects, the Afghan Ministry of Water and Energy said building dams on Helmand River is Kabul’s top priority which is aimed at managing the country’s water resources and improving the national economy.
Afghan experts said they believe that Iran should thank Afghanistan for benefiting from its water resources in the course of history.