Sunday, January 11, 2015

Egypt's PM meets Ethiopian Orthodox patriarch

(Jan 10, 2015, (CAIRO)), (Aswat Masriya)))--Egypt stands with Ethiopia's development efforts, without this being at the expense of Egypt's share of the Nile, Egyptian Prime Minister, Ibrahim Mehleb, said in a meeting with the Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch Mathias I on Saturday.

Photo: OCP News Service
Photo: OCP News Service
Photo: OCP News Service
The Egyptian people support the Ethiopians in fostering mutual cooperation, as perviously reinforced by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during his meeting with the Ethiopian prime minister on the sidelines of 23rd African Union Summit in Malabo June 26, 2014, Mehleb added.

Balance of interests must be established, Mehleb said. Ethiopia has the right to generate electricty whilst Egypt bears the right to preserve the source of Nile water, he added. Mathias I arrived in Cairo early Saturday on his first visit to Egypt, in response to an invitation by Pope Tawadros II.

Churches of Egypt and Ethiopia have taken part in mediating negotiations between both countries concerning the establishment of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Read more from Aswat Masriya »

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