According to a Jordanian minister on Tuesday, Syria has rejected a request to supply Jordan with 30 million cubic meters of water.
Minister of Water and Irrigation Muhammad Al-Najjar said in statements cited by a state-run news channel that the request was turned down “due to the water situation in Syria.”
As the country is the second most water-scarce nation in the world, Jordan seeks to avoid a water crisis.
Under an agreement signed between the two countries in October 2021, Amman said it will buy 50 million cubic meters of water from Israel last month.
Israel supplies Jordan with up to 55 million cubic meters of water annually under their 1994 peace accord.