Egypt’s FM will visit Addis Ababa to discuss GERD


Ethiopia, Addis Ababa,  Egypt’s Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry will visit Addis Ababa next week.

According to Ahram Online, the objective of his visit is to discuss on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’s (GERD) technical negotiations.

Ahmed Abu Zeid, Egypty’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, announced the trip today during an interview on a morning talk show on CBC Extra channel.

Abu Zeid also pointed out about the ongoing preparations for Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s visit to Egypt.

The Spoksperson said Ethio- Egypt relations had witnessed important developments during the past two years, represented by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s visit to Addis Ababa and the establishment of a high joint committee between the two nations, in addition to the continues ongoing communication between the foreign ministers to build mutual trust.

“We don’t want to lose [this trust] after all that we have achieved in building a unique relation between the two countries,” Abu Zeid said, describing the GERD issue as “highly significant” for both Egypt and Ethiopia. Ethiopia has been constructing the GERD since 2011.The dam is 62 percent complete now.

Posted by Amare Asrat

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