Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ethiopia, Egypt to continue dialogue on Nile dam


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Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Tedros Adhanom and Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Kamel Amr have agreed to hold further talks on the impact of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project to quell tensions between the two countries over water-sharing.
"We agreed that we will start immediately on consultations at both the technical level... and the political level," Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr told reporters after meeting in Addis Ababa with his Ethiopian counterpart Tedros Adhanom on Tuesday.

Both ministers stressed the need to continue the dialogue and communication with each other," they said in a joint statement.
"We have two options, either to swim or sink together. I think Ethiopia chooses, and so does Egypt, to swim together," Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Tedros Adhanom said.

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