Tag Archives: Sameh Shoukry

‘Ethiopia has understanding for Egypt’s interests’, Shoukry: Not so fast says irrigation minister same day – who sees the real story, or behind the cloak & dagger game?

4 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Ahram Online

Upon arrival in Ethiopia, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry says relations between the countries are improving; he further adds Egypt can support Ethiopian development efforts.

    “Egypt’s demand to commission experts to write a report on the design of the dam, and on ways to ensure that the build-up of its reservoir could be achieved without resulting in a major reduction in Egypt’s share of Nile water, was granted in tripartite negotiations between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia last week.
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The many doors of Egypt’s diplomacy: Irrigation minister’s deal on GERD under scrutiny by foreign minister

3 Sep

Editor’s Note:

    Is Egypt having second thought about the latest agreement on Nile waters issues, especially after the Irrigation Minister Hossam El-Moghazi told the Egyptian media on August 27, 2014 that 85 percent of Egypt’s problems regarding Ethiopia’s Blue Nile Dam have been solved at the fourth round of the talks in Khartoum? If not, could it be the reservoir filling question, which would start in a not too long distant? Or is Egypt seeking some extra concessions to reach final agreement?
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Egypt’s president says ready to visit Ethiopia up to 3 times to resolve dam issue

24 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Hend Kortam, Daily News

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said Sunday Egypt is working to ensure that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) does not damage its water interests or reduce Egypt’s “historical share of water”.
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