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Ethiopian 'people's delegation' in Cairo for meetings

The delegation will meet with Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Thursday

Ahram Online , Tuesday 16 Dec 2014
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An Ethiopian "people's delegation" arrived in Cairo on Tuesday to meet with diplomats, religious figures, university professors and journalists, according to an Egyptian foreign ministry statement.

Headed by the speaker of the Ethiopian parliament Abdulla Gemeda, the envoy will meet Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Thursday and Azhar’s Grand Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayyeb on Wednesday.

The group will hold meetings with the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs and the Al-Ahram Centre for Strategic Studies.

In recent years, relations between the two countries became strained amid Egyptian concerns about the possible effects of a dam under construction on the Blue Nile in Ethiopia. The Blue Nile is the largest tributary of the Nile, on which Egypt depends for the vast majority of its water. Cairo is concerned that Ethiopia's $4.2 billion dam project, which the Ethiopian government says is now 40 percent complete, could have an adverse effect on its water supply. However, recent diplomatic efforts appear to reduced tensions.

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia were expected to consider international firm offers to conduct studies on the Grand Renaissance Dam on 4 December, but it was extended to mid-December following a request by several firms.

 

 

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Kongo
19-12-2014 04:12pm
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Its good job plz try. To be peaceful withe Ethiopian ppl we will grow together don't forget we are all one Africa we have to love each others one love for all Ethiopian ppl all over the world and peace for Egyptian ppl all over the world stop fitting and pray hard work hard. GOD bless Ethiopia
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DANIEL TEFERRA
17-12-2014 08:00pm
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"TELL THE TRUTH TO PEOPLE OF EGYPT"
WORLD EXPERTS GAVE RECOGNITION ETHIOPIAN NEW DAM HAVE NO HARM TO PEOPLE OF EGYPT,why not you tell the truth to your people the truth,or shall Mars expresses approve it. We know u have a good knowldge on hydrology , but u didn't want to accept it,trust your truth why u try to far from facts,think to the next generation thought them facts Ethiopian hospitality.
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zerihun
17-12-2014 01:05pm
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The people to people relation between Ethiopia and Egypt is so historical which goes back to ancient time. But the problem is that Egyptian politicians since colonial period don't want to tell the truth to Egyptian people. Now the time is of understanding the truth as Ethiopian people never and ever harm Egyptians. Ethiopians are so positive people that has never invaded others. But there is no time that Ethiopian lost war of invaders. We always seek peace. This is the fact. So please Egyptian medias, tell the truth to your people. Don't misguide them. GERD is not planned for irrigation. From now onwards Enough is enough for the false propagandists. It's the time for truth!
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zamil
16-12-2014 05:54pm
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why don't u include the very clear stand of Ethiopia to your article? Tell your people the truth. Ethiopia has a firm stand that the Dam will never negatively harm Egypt. First and for most you have to tell this to your people. Because this is the reality.
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