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Ethiopian Foreign Minister to attend El-Sisi's inauguration: Anadolu

The visit reported by Anadolu would mark the first official trip to Cairo by an Ethiopian high-level statesman since relations between the two countries began to sour over a year ago due to the Renaissance Dam dispute

Ahram Online , Thursday 5 Jun 2014
Ethiopia's Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom speaks during a joint news conference in Algiers June 30, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)
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The Ethiopian minister of foreign affairs will be among the attendees of Egyptian President-elect Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi's inauguration on Sunday, reported the Turkish Anadolu news agency.

An informed Ethiopian source told Anadolu Agency that an invitation to El-Sisi's inaugural ceremony had been extended by the Egyptian government to a delegation of Ethiopian officials headed by the minister of foreign affairs, Tedros Adhanom.

The source added that this would be the first visit to Cairo for a high-level Ethiopian official since relations between the two countries began deteriorating over a year ago due to Egypt's objections to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

Last year, Ethiopia and five other Nile Basin countries – Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Burundi – endorsed an accord, the Co-operative Framework Agreement, which replaces a 1929 treaty granting Egypt veto power over any project on the Nile in upstream countries.

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