Saudi Arabia to host OIC event on water

Saudi Arabia to host OIC event on water
Abdul Rahman Al-Fadli. (SPA)
Updated 23 October 2019

Saudi Arabia to host OIC event on water

Saudi Arabia to host OIC event on water
  • Abdul Rahman Al-Fadli added that the Kingdom had sought to develop and enable the country’s water sector to overcome challenges

CAIRO: The Kingdom is next year hosting the fifth session of the Islamic Conference of Ministers Responsible for Water, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture AbdulRahman Al-Fadli invited delegates at the second meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Water Council at the ministerial level currently being held in Cairo to attend the meetings.
The minister said that cooperation with OIC member states was of great interest to the Saudi government, and that he looked forward to further collaboration to achieve water security and sustainable development.
He added that the Kingdom had sought to develop and enable the country’s water sector to overcome challenges.
The strategy’s objectives include ensuring continuous access to adequate quantities of safe water, under normal operations and during emergency situations, according to the ministry’s website.
Saudi Arabia has limited reserves of nonrenewable groundwater which are being rapidly depleted.