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Egypt's minister of electricity heads to Ethiopia for ministerial conference

Ahmed Shaker flew to Addis Ababa Sunday to participate in the US-Africa Energy Conference, aimed at developing sustainable energy projects on the continent

Sunday 1 Jun 2014
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Egypt's minister of electricity and renewable energy, Mohamed Shaker, headed to Ethiopia Sunday to participate in the US-Africa Energy Conference aimed at developing energy plans in Africa, reported the state-owned MENA news agency.

The US-Africa Energy Conference comes as a step in implementing US President Barack Obama's energy initiative, "Power Africa," which aims to support economic development on the continent through supporting sustainable energy projects.

According to Shaker, the conference aims to encourage US investment in African countries and to open new markets for American companies.

Africa's ministers of energy as well officials from the US administration, along with regional and non-regional energy organisations and NGOs, are participating in the conference that will be held 2-4 June in Addis Ababa.

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Girmay Berhe
02-06-2014 10:28am
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Ethiopia has taken into consideration the fact that Blue Nile's water is a matter of life and death to the Egyptian farmer. The renaissance Dam is also a matter of life and debatt to Ethiopians who suffered centuries in poverty. The renaissance Dam will be energy source that Egypt can also use. If the Egyptians continue to be skeptic they have to keep in mind that they have alternatives which is much much cheaper than going to war. Desaltification of the red sea water!!
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Abraham
02-06-2014 06:58pm
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The Meeting is international
It is nothing to do with Ethiopia. Ethiopia will have interest with the US long term plan, cheap energy means, alot of American will be interested to invest in Ethiopia to produce cheap goods. For Egypt any development of the African nations is taken with caution as Egypt want to have fully control on Blue nile and want to keep the sub-saharan countries raveged with war and famine.
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debula
02-06-2014 03:10am
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It is a good move from a newly elected president of Egypt even though Egyptian don't believe pan Africanism but we all Africsns should resolved issues through dialogs not by threaten all the neighbors conflict only brings hardships to the continent
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Ethio_C
01-06-2014 08:35pm
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He is VERY welcome in Ethiopia
Great to see the Egyptian Minister of Electricity visiting Ethiopia. It appears to be a good start by Sisi's new government. We, Ethiopians, are simply trying to develop and reach our fullest potential, and in so doing, we push for the ability of our neighbors and the region to reach their full potential. We can only do that with the partnership and cooperation of all countries in the region.
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yohannes d chekol
01-06-2014 10:04pm
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nile is not the gift of egypt or egypt is meaning less with out nile so better to negociate with ethiopian
stop treating ethiopian never be a solution so try to do something civlized way

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