Ethiopia's FM Gebeyehu arrives in Cairo for talks with Egypt's FM Shoukry

Ahram Online , Wednesday 17 Jan 2018

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Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu (R) with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry (L)

Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu arrived in Cairo early Wednesday from Addis Abba to hold talks with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry as part of a diplomatic cooperation committee between the two countries, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported.

According to Al-Ahram Arabic website, Shoukry and Gebeyehu will discuss the latest developments regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

Gebeyehu arrived as the head of a ministerial delegation that includes the Ethiopian ministers of trade, health, investment, irrigation and electricity.

Tensions between Egypt and Ethiopia heightened in recent years over the construction of Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam, which Egypt worries could reduce its share of Nile water.

Ethiopia, which aims to become Africa’s biggest electricity exporter, says the dam will not have a negative impact on Egypt.

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