Egyptian authorities outline approach to appointment on Nile dam
Cairo, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian authorities reviewed the results of the negotiations on the Ethiopian dam on the Blue Nile and the proposals for the meeting scheduled for Thursday between delegations from both countries and Sudan, the local press highlighted.
The preparatory meeting in Cairo was attended by Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, the Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, the Head of Water Resources, Mohamed Aty, as well as representatives of the Ministry of Defense and the General Intelligence Service, Ahram online pointed out.
The talks scheduled for Thursday were called by South Africa, which currently leads efforts aimed at achieving a fair and convenient agreement for the sides.
During the last talks, the representatives of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia failed to outline the methodology for the remainder of the dialogues, which have been stalled since August.
Egypt fears that with the commissioning of the dam, the largest on the continent, the flow of the Nile on which it depends for agriculture, the supply of water to the population, aquaculture, electricity generation and even tourism will decrease.
Despite the setbacks and disagreements over some nine years, Aty reiterated Egypt's interest in continuing the negotiations, while the president (Abdel Fattah El-Sisi) has asked to exhaust diplomatic channels to resolve the dispute.
Egypt is determined to reach a binding agreement that protects its rights and ensures that the interests of all parties are met, the Minister of Water Resources added, as quoted by the website.
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