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Egyptian diplomats defend signing ‘principles document’ with Ethiopia & Sudan

24 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    “Signing the document is a clear indication of the start of formal negotiations.”

    “signing of the general principles document is the first step in building trust between the two sides…”

The principles document on the Renaissance Dam signed by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Monday, was legally binding, and did not cancel former treaties on the Nile water, said former Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Mahmoud Abu Zeid.
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Full text of the ‘Declaration of Principles’ between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have signed to govern Nile River water use

24 Mar

Editor’s Note:

    It is good an agreement has now been signed between the three countries on managing water use on the Nile River and its related aspects. However, the three countries also ought to jointly release the information for their respective peoples. Unfortunately, that has not been the case, at least, as far as Ethiopia is concerned.
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