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Sisi, Johnson discuss ways to promote bilateral cooperation, review developments in GERD dispute

PM Johnson expressed his support for efforts to resume the negotiation in order to reach a just solution to the decade-old issue.

Ahram Online , Tuesday 20 Jul 2021
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson exchanged views in a phone call on Tuesday regarding means to promote trade, investment, health and security cooperation between the two countries, in addition to the efforts to combat terrorism.

The call also touched upon the latest developments in a number of regional issues of common interest, including the latest developments in Libya and the Palestinian cause, in addition to the developments in the dispute caused by the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

Concerning the GERD issue, El-Sisi reiterated Egypt's consistently held position, which is based on the adherence to the country's historical rights to the Nile waters and the importance of its water security.

He called upon the international community to live up to its responsibilities to push negotiations with Ethiopia and Sudan to reach a comprehensive, just and legally binding agreement on the filling and operating rules of the GERD.

PM Johnson expressed his support for efforts to resume the negotiation in order to reach a just solution to the decade-old issue. 

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