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    A symposium, attended by scientists from all over the world, was held in Damascus, Syria, on Sunday (28 September) to discuss the problems of obtaining water from the Euphrates River in Syria, a sensitive problem politically as well as technically.

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    A symposium, attended by scientists from all over the world, was held in Damascus, Syria, on Sunday (28 September) to discuss the problems of obtaining water from the Euphrates River in Syria, a sensitive problem politically as well as technically.

    The symposium was called by the Syrian Minister for the Euphrates Dam, Mr. Soubhi Kahale, to assist Syrian engineers in solving the problems of building canals in the particular soils common to Syria.

    Scientists from France, England, Spain, the United States, Japan, Rumania, Bulgaria and the Soviet Union were among those who attended the Symposium.

    The water from the Euphrates River has been the subject of friction between Syria and her neighbour, Iraq.

    Last month Iraq threatened "drastic action" to secure a greater supply of the water from Syria.

    The dispute was made more bitter by the political rivalry between the Ba'ath Governments of both countries.

    Syria told Iraq that it was giving Iraq more water than was due to it and this had created a shortage for Syria.

    However, both countries came to an agreement under which Syria should give to Iraq a specific share of the waters flowing into Syria from Turkey.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6AORKQ82GHEKXJC5MCSTIHR2A
    Media URN:
    VLVA6AORKQ82GHEKXJC5MCSTIHR2A
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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