Last Update 12:16
Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Egypt’s Sisi discusses latest developments of GERD with South African counterpart

The two leaders also discussed the arrangements for the upcoming African Union meeting which is going to be held via video conference in February

Ahram Online , Tuesday 2 Feb 2021
sisi
Share/Bookmark
Views: 4252
Share/Bookmark
Views: 4252

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed on Tuesday the latest developments in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) dispute with his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa, the Egyptian presidency stated.

According to a statement, President El-Sisi expressed his appreciation for President Ramaphosa’s efforts during the GERD talks while chairing the African Union (AU) last year,.

He expressed his hope that this vital file would witness a hopeful and necessary progress in the upcoming period under AU chairmanship of Congo, and lead to a legally binding agreement that would protect Egypt’s water rights.

From his side, President Ramaphosa expressed his views on Egypt’s positive efforts during the GERD talks - under the auspices of the AU - in order to reach a solution for the issue.

The two leaders also discussed the arrangements for the upcoming AU meeting, which is going to be held via video conference next week.

El-Sisi also also congratulated Ramaphosa on his successful tenure as chairman of the AU in a very critical year with many challenges, on top of them the coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier on Tuesday, El-Sisi discussed the latest developments in the GERD dispute with his Congolese Counterpart Félix Tshisekedi, the incoming AU chairperson, during a meeting held at Cairo.

According to a statement released by the Egyptian presidency, both leaders agreed to reinforce  joint coordination to follow up on the developments of the GERD dispute.

Short link:

 

Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.