Indus Water Treaty: Neutral experts with India, Pak delegation leave for Kishtwar

Indus Water Treaty: Neutral experts with India, Pak delegation leave for Kishtwar

 

Jammu, June 24 : A 38-member delegation of Indus Water Treaty on Monday left for Kishtwar district from Jammu.

As per official sources, the delegation that arrived here on Sunday evening, left Monday amid tight security for the mountainous Kishtwar district.

The 38-member delegation is headed by Michel Marc Lino, a “Neutral Expert”.

The other members of the delegation included five from Pakistan, 19 from India, besides neutral members — two each from France and Britain, three from Canada, one each from Kenya, Russia, Switzerland, South Africa, USA and Denmark.

However, the Jammu and Kashmir government has also appointed 25 liaison officers for the visit of the ‘Neutral Experts’.

The visit pertains under the provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT), sources added.

Notably, the Indus Water Treaty (IWT) is a water-distribution treaty between India and Pakistan, arranged and negotiated by the World Bank, to use the water available in the Indus River and its tributaries.

UNI

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