Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed the latest developments in Tunisia as well as the latest developments concerning the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam “GERD” with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian over the phone on Thursday, the Egyptian foreign ministry said.
According to the Egyptian Foreign ministry, the two ministers expressed the same views concerning the developments in Tunisia asserting their respect of the Tunisian people’s will, as well as voicing their support to the Tunisian state institutions in its quest to achieve stability and ending the current economic crisis.
Shoukry also discussed with Le Drian the latest developments concerning GERD, reiterating Egypt’s stances, most importantly reaching a legally binding agreement for the filling and operation of the dam that secures Egyp's water rights.
The Egyptian foreign minister told his French counterpart that he is looking forward to continuing consultation and coordination with France on GERD, considering that France is a permanent member in the UN Security Council.
The two top diplomats also discussed the latest developments in Lebanon where they agreed on the importance of forming a government as soon as possible to put an end to the political crisis in the country as well as adopt reform policies to resolve Lebanon from its current economic crisis.