Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Egyptian Public Diplomacy Delegation meets EOC Patriarch

(Ethiopian News, May 02, 2011)--The 48-member Egyptian Public Diplomacy Delegation on Sunday conferred with Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church His Holiness Abune Paulos.

The two sides discussed ways to pave the road for better relationship between the two countries.

Brotherhood, peaceful coexistence and dialogue also took center stage. “We are brothers, neighbors and we have historical connections of over 2000 years, what we need is common understanding, ‘’said Abune Paulos.

Some members of the delegation argue that a new chapter has been opened in the relationship between the two countries. Zyad Elelaimy, a member of the Youth Coalition of the Egyptian Revolution says new pages have been opened after the January 25 revolution.

We came from Egypt in new cloth, says another member of the delegation, clothes never been worn by the previous regimes. There has been a new thinking over river Nile after the ousting of Hosni Mubarek. Ethiopia and Egypt cannot be hostile; rather they should come up with a win-win solution on the Nile water says Mohammed Dirir, Ethiopian Ambassador to Egypt.

“Children of the Nile; Egypt and Ethiopia can not be hostile to each other but can work out their differences and reach to a win-win solution” he said. The delegation early on Sunday attended the annual St. George celebration at the church of St. George in Addis Ababa.

The Egyptian delegation is hoping to build better ties with African nations after the fall of the Mubarek regime. The delegation same day have been at mount Entoto on the outskirts of Addis Ababa to see the beautiful scenery there. The Egyptian team is expected to meet Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on Monday.
Source: ERTA

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