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Jordan: Coordination with Israel on water continuous

A picture taken on October 13, 2017 shows a view of part of the Dead Sea north of Ein Gedi
A picture taken on October 13, 2017 shows a view of part of the Dead Sea north of Ein Gedi

Jordan yesterday refused to comment on reports of secret meetings held between Israel’s Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz and Amman’s Water Minister Raed Abu Soud, the Anadolu Agency reported.

When asked about the meeting, ministry spokesman Omar Salama said: “Meetings of water committees are continuous as stipulated in the peace deal between the two countries.”

Early yesterday, Israeli media revealed that a secret meeting had taken place at the Allenby Bridge between Jordan and Israel, noting that they discussed the Red Sea-Dead Sea project.

The Red Sea-Dead Sea project was agreed in February 2015 to increase Jordan’s fresh water supply and reverse the decline in the Dead Sea’s water levels by building a canal linking the Red Sea and the Dead Sea.

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