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Ethiopian premier to visit Egypt for first time since the revolution

The main focus of the visit will be the Nile Basin and the situation in Sudan, Libya and Somalia

Ahram Online, Sunday 28 Aug 2011
Meles Zenawi
Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi
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The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has announced that the Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is planning to visit Cairo in September.

Zenawi’s visit was originally planned for July but was cancelled due to the escalating protests at the time.

Zenawi will meet with the head of the ruling military council Hussein Tantawi, Prime Minister Essam Sharaf and Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr, as well as several businessmen and political analysts concerned with Ethiopian-Egyptian relations.

The Nile Basin negotiations and the situation in Sudan, Libya and Somalia will be the main focus of the talks. Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr said he expects that these negotiations will turn a new page in Egypt’s relations with Ethiopia.

Amr visited Adis Ababa last week as a response to the invitation sent out by the African Union to discuss the situation in Libya. Sharaf also visited the city on 13 May. In both visits, the Egyptian ministers say they have discussed the developments in Egyptian-Ethiopian relations and the prospects of forming a tripartite committee between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia to assess the impact of the Nahda Dam.

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yonas
19-09-2011 03:22pm
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Meles Visit to Egypt
We are proud of our PM. i hope he will clarify more to the new revoltionary leaders of Egypt and the people of Egypt.
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Abrah
15-09-2011 08:38am
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Meles is sick
Meles is an Ethiopian enemy who sells the country's interest to his Arab masters and foreigners. He can not represent Ethiopia. we don't expect good from him as we do not from Mubarak.
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Kebede
10-09-2011 09:56pm
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Dear Mr.Yohans, It is good to be a good citizen of this planet.Your comments seem to be artificial.If you are an Ethiopian , It seems you are not ,should avoding expressing racist images.Ethiopia has 80 nationalities and are United more than ever. As Meles being Tigrean,Tigreans have been ruling the country almost for 3,000 years.Hence,you must be a guest to that country.Meles is unique gift to Ethiopia and to the World.Yes, he is leading a poor and backward country.But,history will remember him as great leader as other great people such as Einestein in his field.As to selling interest ,people like contribute to such possibilites by weakening the bargaining power of a nation.Or like our brother Ato Esays ,being a Tigrean Ethioian ,is harming Ethiopia as well as Eritrea. God Bless Ethioia and its brilliant Leader Meles Zenawi .
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Yohannes
06-09-2011 11:33pm
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Meles' visit to Egypt
As usual he will sign off Ethiopian land and interest to his Arab masters. Nothing good comes out of this trip except the Tigrian traitor selling off Ethiopian interest.
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Molla
03-09-2011 01:36pm
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Travel to Egypt
It is not safe our prime minster to go to Egypt ,This country is unstabel..
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nebiyat
03-09-2011 11:55am
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travel to egypt
It is not safe our prime minster to go to Egypt ,This country is unstabel...please don't Go .....
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gutu
01-09-2011 07:29pm
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The document
Since Mubark regime expelled from power, meles zenawi remain upseted for unfinshed strateges get watershed.if posible,he may ask tatwi for the document renewal. the meeting must be take place in libya insted of egypt. Libya now already crushed down the gaddafi regime
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Addis
01-09-2011 04:23am
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Ethiopian premier to visit Egypt
The Transitional Council should wait until the people government formed in both countries to negotiate on an issue that would last for a long-long time. At the meantime, if Melse want to visit Egypt he might as well visit Mubarak seek advice how he can avoid his demise. For Melse apologists, please give us a break. Making a leader out of notorious and corrupt tyrant only makes you look fools with no brain of your own parroting. If your pocket is talking enjoy it while it last. Otherwise, what did Mubarak do to the Egyptians to end up in jail Melse did not do to Ethiopians 10 times over? Cry all you want, but he has no authority to negotiate on behalf of Ethiopia period. Get use to it.
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Ahmed
31-08-2011 07:48pm
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Why Egyptians should not trust Meles?
Why Egyptians should not trust Meles. 1. In 1995 Meles promised a free and fair election. When he learned that he was facing defeat he reverted to killing. 2. He said the he sent troops to Somalia because of Ethiopia’s national Interest. Later we learned that it was Jenday Frazer who ordered him to do that. 3. He signed a final and binding agreement with Eritrea to settle a boarder conflict once for all. When badme was awarded to Eritrea he rejected the ruling. 4. When the Egyptians were going through a revolution he wanted to take an advantage. He deceived the Nile basin countries into signing another water sharing agreement and accused the Egyptians of supporting Ethiopian opposition groups. 5. E.t.c Observation. Although negotiation among the Nile basin countries in the only way out of the current impasse, Meles is not by no means the counterpart. Egypt should talk to all leaders. The reason, Meles can not be trusted
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D
31-08-2011 12:32pm
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mp zenawi
I don’t think its a good idea for him to go there at this time. Shabia/ G7 might be plotting something
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