AGREEMENT BETWEEN IRAQ AND KUWAIT CONCERNING THE SUPPLY OF KUWAIT WITH FRESH WATER
Signed at Baghdad, 11 February 1964
The Governments of the Republic of Iraq and the State of Kuwait. Being desirous of strengthening the ties of amity and fraternity between them and of furthering their mutual interests.
Motivated by their belief in co-operation among Arab brethren, particularly among Arab neighbours, with a view to the utilization of the resources of natural rivers.
And being further desirous of taking such measures as are necessary for supplying Kuwait with fresh water.
Have Agreed as follows:
(a) The Government of the Republic of Iraq agrees to the withdrawal by the Government of the State of Kuwait from the waters of natural rivers in Iraq, at the sites selected by it in accordance with the technical surveys and investigations to be conducted later, a quantity amounting to one-hundred and twenty million imperial gallons per day without receiving any return for such quantity.
(b) The Government of the Republic of Iraq further agrees to enter, upon request, into negotiations with the Government of the State of Kuwait with a view to supplying Kuwait with a larger quantity of waters should it be needed by the latter Government in future.