Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Al-Sisi reviews Ethiopia dam agreement with top government officials

(Mar 18, 2015, (Cairo))--A deal between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia is to be sealed on 23 March. President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi held a meeting Tuesday to review the results of the High Committee on the Nile water discussions with Ethiopia and Sudan. The meeting took place before the signing of an agreement between the three countries regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project.

The review included experts representing ministries and agencies concerned with the draft which includes agreements between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on the GERD project, a Tuesday presidential statement said.

The meeting was attended by Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Hossam El-Moghazy, Minister of International Cooperation Nagla Al-Ahwani, Head of Intelligence Khaled Fawzy, and a representative from the Ministry of Defence.

Al-Sisi ordered the committee’s continued review of the agreement draft and the study of all aspects, as well as the necessary legal action on the subject. The presidents of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia are set to sign the agreement on 23 March in Khartoum. Read more from Daily News Egypt »

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