Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel-Ati said on Thursday that cooperation with Nile Basin countries and African countries is one of the main pillars of Egypt’s foreign policy.
“This cooperation comes in light of what Egypt possesses of human resources and diversified technical and institutional experiments in the field of water resources and others,” he told South Sudanese Vice President James Wani Igga, who toured the Egyptian National Centre for Water Resources.
Igga arrived in Egypt on Monday at the head of a delegation participating in the first round of the Joint Higher Committee meetings between Egypt and South Sudan.
Minister Abdel-Ati said Egypt has implemented many development projects for African people to raise their standard of living and achieve sustainable development in a manner that allows facing the challenges besting African countries, including overpopulation, poverty, illiteracy, and others.
“Cooperation between Egypt and African countries in the field of water resources is a successful model for cooperation between Egypt and its African brothers,” he noted.