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El-Sisi to visit Ethiopia: Egypt official

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi agrees to visit Ethiopia, date undecided

Ahram Online and MENA, Wednesday 24 Sep 2014
Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi talks to Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn as they arrive to attend the 23rd African Union Summit (AUS) in Malabo June 26, 2014. (Photo: Reuters)
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi told the Ethiopian PM in New York that he plans to visit Ethiopia, said presidential spokesperson Alaa Youssef on Wednesday.

The date of the visit has not been finalised, he added.

The visit signifies a positive development in relations between the two countries following tensions that arose from disagreements over the new dam, Youssef explained.   

The meeting between the two officials comes as part of several meetings in New York on the sidelines of the 69th UN General Assembly session to discuss pressing political and economic issues.

Youssef described the meeting with Ethiopia's PM as friendly, adding that the officials agreed to enhance cooperation between the two countries in different fields and not just limit it to the dam.

The Ethiopian PM assured El-Sisi that his country is committed to all that has been agreed upon regarding the new dam, said Youssef.

The meeting tackled what was discussed in the tripartite committee meeting which was held in Addis Ababa earlier this month. Accordingly, Ethiopia's PM said that all of Egypt's worries should be put aside.

Talks have been ongoing between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan regarding Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam, currently under construction, amid Egypt's worries that it will affect its water share.

The president has also met with Jordan's King Abdullah II and is also set to meet with Iraq's new prime minister, Haidar Al-Abadi. He also met with a number of US officials, politicians and businessmen.

El-Sisi is set to meet US President Barack Obama on Thursday.

El-Sisi was accompanied by an Egyptian delegation including foreign minister Shoukry, supply minister Hanafy, investment minister Tarek Salman, former manpower minister and Nasserist figure Kamal Abu Eita, political analyst Emad Gad, former parliamentarian Mohamed Abu Hamed as well as a number of media figures. 

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25-09-2014 10:09pm
The Oromo Community will discuss the current affairs of Oromos on October 12, 2014, beginning 6:00 P.M., at Southern Asian Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2001 East Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904 USA
Ethiopia is taking a big risk by depending on building the GERD dam with co-operation with other countries like Egypt. Ethiopian prime Minster Hailemariam Desalegn is puting all his eggs in one basket. Some economists are saying Hailariam Desalegn is biting more than he can chew. The Oromo Community will discuss the current affairs of Oromos on October 12, 2014, beginning 6:00 P.M., at Southern Asian Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2001 East Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904 USA Be there or be square! Oromos are trying to break free the current Ethiopian path of leadership which is selling our lands and children to foreigners. It is to be recalled that the World Bank has made a record high loan and grant disbursements for Ethiopia recently. Out of the 1.6 billion USD the Bank has approved, some USD 1.3 billion was disbursed recently The next generations of Ethiopians are owned by international financial institutions due to the reckless borrowing habit of Woyanes crack addicts.
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24-09-2014 04:33pm
It was unsubstantitaed
Egypt worries were unsubstantiated and covered up with selfishness on the issue of Nile. I Hope Egyptians are coming to their conciousness. The end result of of the the sum of zero politics may ultimately strengthened the endurance of Ethiopians. Win-win is the only option on table. I would borrow the words of my PM, that "Egyptians should put aside their worries". unlike the many of the the Egyptian politicians so far , We never want to develop at the cost of others, but we want to get back to out greatness. I am very optimist by the positions the current president of Egypt, who seems looking gently in to the facts than emotions Salahadin
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