Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ethiopian Ambassador to Cairo: El-Sisi to visit Ethiopia before end of year

(Sep 18, 2014, (Cairo))--Egyptian President Abdel El-Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt is due to visit Ethiopia before the end of this year, Ethiopian ambassador to Cairo Mahmoud Dirir has said.

Egypt President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi talks to Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn as they arrive to attend the 23rd African Union Summit (AUS) in Malabo June 26, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)
In press statements to London-based Al-Hayat daily newspaper on Thursday, Ambassador Dirir said that the Egyptian president was going to meet with the Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in New York during their upcoming participation in the UN General Assembly meetings. Both leaders are expected to discuss bilateral relations and the latest developments concerning the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam.

"President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received an invitation to visit Ethiopia during the African summit in Equatorial Guinea last June," Ambassador Dirir told the pan-Arab newspaper, adding the Egyptian president’s first visit to Ethiopia is considered to be “historical.”

The ambassador also hinted out that there was a positive improvement in Egyptian-Ethiopian Bilateral relations. Read more from Ahram Online »

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