Sunday, January 29, 2017

Egypt's Sisi to meet Ethiopian PM on sidelines of AU summit in Addis

(Jan 29, 2017, (Cairo))--Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is set to meet on Monday with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on the sidelines of the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, MENA agency reported.

El-Sisi will participate in the AU’s 28th General Assembly, themed “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend Through Investments in Youth,” which kicked off in Addis Ababa on 22 January and will conclude on 31 January.

Last week the Egyptian president told attendees of a youth conference in Aswan that although Egyptians' concerns about the under-construction Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam are legitimate, Egypt was dealing with the issue "in a good way" and in accordance with the agreements reached between Cairo and Addis Ababa.

He told the audience that Egypt takes the issue seriously, saying the issue of Egypt's water supply is a matter of "life and death." He will also present a final report on the efforts conducted by Egypt during its two-year chairman of an African leaders; council on climate change, where he will then hand over the chairmanship to Gabon counterpart Ali Bongo Ondimba.

El-Sisi, who is expected to arrive to the Ethiopian capital on Sunday, will meet in Addis with his counterparts from Kenya and the Republic of the Congo to discuss methods of bolstering relations with the African countries in various fields, as well as other regional issues. Read more from Ahram Online »

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