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'Cooperation with Nile Basin countries key pillar of Egypt foreign policy': Irrigation minister

Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel-Ati accompanied South Sudanese Vice President James Wani Igga during his tour to the Egyptian National Centre for Water Resources on Thursday

Ahram Online , Friday 30 Jul 2021
Irrigation Minister
Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel-Ati (Back R) and South Sudanese Vice President James Wani Igga (Back L) during a meeting on Thursday 29 July 30, 2021, at the Egyptian National Centre for Water Resources (Photo: Ahram)
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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.

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