Jordan signed an agreement with Israel to purchase an additional 50 million cubic meters of water from Tel Aviv. This was reported by the Jordanian state television website, citing sources in the Kingdom’s Ministry of Water Resources.
The corresponding agreement was signed at a meeting of the technical committees of the two countries in the presence of the ministers of water resources of Jordan and Israel.
The new agreement provides for the purchase of 50 million cubic meters of water in addition to those negotiated under the Israeli-Jordanian peace treaty concluded in 1994.
No official announcement of the signing of the agreement has yet been received from any of the countries. The place where the deal was concluded is also unknown.
Earlier, in April, the Israeli media reported that the Tel Aviv authorities satisfied the request of the Jordanian side for additional water supplies, which are mentioned in the agreement signed between the parties in 2010.
Jordan and Israel signed an agreement in July this year approving the sale of an additional 50 million cubic meters of water per year to Jordan.
The Anadolu Agency’s website publishes in a shortened form . .(HAS).