Ethiopia willing to end the Nile Basin Saga

Ahram Online, Monday 11 Apr 2011

After a lengthy battle over water shares, Ethiopia's ambassador to Egypt, stresses a different type of agreement between both countries

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, (Reuters).

Interim Prime Minister, Essam Sharaf, on Monday sat down with Ethiopia’s ambassador to Egypt, Ibrahim ‎‎Edriss, in a meeting that saw the latter emphasise that his country is willing to turn a ‎new page and get over the Nile Basin Saga.‎

Edriss suggested a different type of co-operation between both ‎countries, after tensions ‎escalated of late, due to a lengthy conflict over water shares.‎
Ethiopia's government had previously said that it plans to build a hydroelectric power dam along ‎‎the Blue Nile River, despite objections from Egypt and Sudan.

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