Sunday, December 13, 2015

Statements claiming failure of Ethiopian dam talks 'untrue': Egypt's irrigation minister

(Dec 13, 2013, (Cairo))--Egypt's irrigation minister Hossam Moghazi said that claims regarding the failure of the latest tripartite meeting over Ethiopia's Renaissance dam  are false. The latest tripartite meeting took place in Khartoum on Friday and Saturday.

Egyptian local media reported that the talks ended in failure, with no agreement being reached between the three countries, citing Sudanese officials. "This is the first meeting of its kind since the Renaissance dam issue came about four years ago," Moghazi said in a phone interview with El-Beit Beitak program aired on privately owned channel TEN late Saturday.

He explained that this is the first time that Egypt officially discussed its concerns with the foreign and irrigation ministers of Sudan and Ethiopia. Read more from Ahram Online »

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