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Egypt approves postponing Nile Basin meeting

Nile Council of Ministers meeting postponed due to Kenyan internal issues; Egyptian minister says relationship with Nile Basin states has improved since January 25 Revolution

MENA, Thursday 13 Oct 2011
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The Egyptian minister of water resources and irrigation, Hisham Kandil, has said Egypt and Sudan have agreed to postpone the Nile Council of Ministers meeting in Kenya, initially scheduled for 29 October, until 17 December.

The Kenyan Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, which serves as the current head of the council, requested the meeting be postponed until December due to internal issues. Egypt recognised Kenya's situation and agreed to the delay after consulting with Sudan. 

The meeting will discuss the legal and institutional consequences of the Entebbe accords, which six Basin states, excluding Egypt and Sudan, signed. 

Kandil said in a statement today that Egypt's relationship with African countries, especially the Nile Basin states, had improved since the January 25 Revolution. 

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