Egypt’s PM to visit Ethiopia and Uganda

CAIRO – In an apparent bid to open a new page with Africa, especially the Nile Basin countries, Egypt’s Prime Minister will next month head an Egyptian delegation on an African tour that will take him to Ethiopia, Uganda and Congo, an Egyptian diplomat said.
“Essam Sharaf’s visit aims at establishing mutual trust between Egypt and the three countries as well as stressing that cooperation not competitiveness will be the principle on which ties in the next stage will be based,” said Mona Omar, Egypt’s Assistant Foreign Minister for African Affairs.
She added that Egypt would be ready to help Ethiopia build the Millennium Dam, provided that it does not impacts Egypt’s quota of the Nile waters.
“Egypt never rejected building dams on the Nile unless they reduce the Egyptian water quota,” Omar was quoted by DPA as saying.

source : The Egyptian Gazette

Short URL:

Posted by on Apr 26 2011 Filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Photo Gallery

Log in |2011