Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Ethiopia's foreign minister invites Egypt's El-Sisi for more dam talks in Addis Ababa

(Jun 10, 2014, (Ahram Online))--Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom has invited Egypt's newly-inaugurated President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to visit his country, Al-Ahram's Arabic news website reported.

The invitation came during a meeting on Monday at the presidential headquarters in Cairo's Heliopolis district, where El-Sisi met with Adhanom in addition to Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy and Ethiopia's ambassador to Egypt, Mahmoud Dardeer.

A spokesman for the Egyptian presidency, Ihab Badawy, said that El-Sisi stressed the deep, historical bonds between the two countries and insisted that the issue concerning Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam "should be solved through dialogue". El-Sisi said that Egypt understands Ethiopia's needs for development and thus Ethiopia should understand Egypt's needs to its share of the Nile.

According to Badawy, the Ethiopian foreign minister stressed that his country does not intend to minimise Egypt's share of Nile water and that the dam's purpose is to generate electricity. Read more from Ahram Online »

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