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Ethiopia insistent on dam talks with Egypt: MENA

Ethiopia's foreign minister says his country insists on continuing talks with Egypt on controversial dam issue

Ahram Online , Friday 28 Mar 2014
A general view shows construction activity on the Grand Renaissance Dam in Guba Woreda, Ethiopia, March 16, (Photo: Reuters).
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Ethiopian Minster of Foreign Affairs Tedros Adhanom said on Thursday that his country is adamant about holding talks with Egypt about Ethiopia’s controversial Grand Renaissance Dam.

In a meeting with a European Parliament delegation, Adhanom said that Ethiopia must find a solution on water allocation based on mutual benefit, Egypt's state news agency MENA reported.

Egypt insists that the hydroelectric dam, currently under construction on the Blue Nile in Ethiopia, may have negative consequences for Egypt’s share of the Nile waters.

Ethiopia however has repeatedly claimed the dam will not harm Egypt.

Recent talks between both countries fell through.

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