Egypt's FM, intelligence chief, irrigation minister in Khartoum for new round of Ethiopian dam talks

Ahram Online , Wednesday 4 Apr 2018

GERD triparite talks
Egyptian top officials arrive in Sudan for tripartite meeting. FM Sameh Shoukry (C) (Photo: Aham)

Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shoukry, irrigation minister Mohamed Abdel-Ati and the acting head of General Intelligence Abbas Kamel arrived in Khartoum on Wednesday to discuss with their Sudanese and Ethiopian counterparts outstanding issues regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

The tripartite talks aim to resolve an impasse in negotiations over studies conducted to determine the impact of the dam on downstream countries.

The meeting was originally scheduled to take place in late February after the leaders of the three countries agreed to set a one-month deadline to discuss how to end the stalemate, but the meeting was postponed upon Ethiopia's request following the resignation of its prime minister.

The Egyptian delegation was received at Khartoum International Airport by officials including Sudanese FM Ibrahim Al-Ghandour and Egyptian ambassador to Khartoum Osama Shaltot.

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