Nile saga: Ethiopia and Egypt now favour dialogue
Egypt's Foreign Affairs minister Mohamed Kamel Amr (L) and his Ethiopian counterpart Tedros Adhanom briefing the press after a meeting on the sharing of the River Nile waters in Addis Ababa. After meeting four times in the last 24 hours in Addis Ababa, Foreign ministers of Egypt and Ethiopia agreed to immediately start consultation on the impacts of Grand Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam (GERD) on downstream countries. Briefing journalists on the outcomes of their negotiations Tuesday morning at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, they outlined their agreement to launch negotiations, including at technical and political levels, by involving the Sudanese government to implement the recommendations of the International Panel of Experts (IPE).
And we agreed this consultation will start immediately and will finish in a reasonably short time. And we will remedy any adverse effects that may be there and complete the study,” he said.
Both ministers agreed to continue constructive dialogue levels by recalling the statement of the late Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Mr Meles Zenawi, as saying, “the options are two; we either choose to swim or sink together”.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Africa Review Kenya