Kurdistan Region Minister of Agriculture: Foreign attacks destroy our forests
Bêger Talibani, Minister of Agriculture of the Kurdistan Region, said that the attacks of the neighbouring countries against the Kurdistan Region caused major damage to the nature of Kurdistan and a large part of the forests were destroyed.
Bêger Talibani, Minister of Agriculture of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, spoke to Rojnews regarding the attacks of the invading Turkish state and Iran on the territories of southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq).
“The attacks by neighbouring countries have a negative effect on the nature of the Kurdistan Region. As a result of these attacks, a large part of our forests are destroyed and burned. We contacted the Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture last year and made official requests. We are in contact with the relevant authorities in Iraq to prevent the ongoing attacks,” the minister said.
The minister urged the people to protect the environment, saying, “Climate change and drought affect the nature of the Kurdistan Region. We need to expand green areas in the region. People should not cut down trees, they should protect the environment.”