Saturday, May 25, 2013

Egypt not opposed to Ethiopia's Renaissance Dam

(May 25, 2013, (Cairo))--Egypt is not opposed to the construction of the Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia, or to any other development project, as long as it does not impair Egypt's interests, the Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Bahaa Eddin said on Saturday.

"A tripartite committee involving Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia is studying the effects that building the [Renaissance] Dam would have," Bahaa Eddin added in a press statement Saturday, after President Mohamed Morsy and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn met on the sidelines of the African Summit.

Bahaa Eddin refused to comment on Addis Ababa's insistence on continuing work on the dam despite the fact that the committee has not concluded its study. "Talks broached the subject of the Renaissance Dam project and the Ethiopian prime minister emphasized his country's eagerness to prioritize Egypt’s interests above their own," Bahaa Eddin said.

"The Renaissance [Dam] project is a regional project that benefits everyone, including Egypt and Sudan," Bahaa Eddin added. He stressed that the project would not harm the interests of either Egypt or Sudan.  Read more from Egypt independent »

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