$50 bln more required for middle-and low-income Arab countries to recover from COVID-19: ESCWA    GERD talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to continue Saturday    GERD talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan resume on Friday    Saudi-led coalition destroys four Houthi drones over Yemen    Rudolfo Anaya, 'godfather' of Chicano literature, dies at 82    Liverpool reiterate need for safe celebrations ahead of Villa clash    Egypt and Jordan's Foreign ministers discuss annexation of West Bank    Indigenous leaders angry about coronavirus risk from Brazilian military visit    EU grants conditional clearance to COVID-19 antiviral remdesivir    UN says it is "alarmed" at arrests in Hong Kong, concerned at "vague" law    France's PM Philippe resigns ahead of Cabinet reshuffle    Gulf economies to shrink 7.6% due to coronavirus, decline in oil prices: IMF    UK PM Johnson says of fathering his newborn son: 'I'm pretty hands on'    Japan seeks extradition of Americans accused in Ghosn escape    Ex-FDA official says the worst of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak to end in January    Moderna delays coronavirus vaccine trial – report    Sane completes move to Bayern from Manchester City    Greece starts clearing ground for Athens property plan after long delay    Egypt developing four WHO-registered vaccines to treat coronavirus patients    Lebanon's IMF talks on hold, finance minister says    313 tourists from Switzerland, Belarus arrive in Egypt following flight resumption    Real Madrid close in on La Liga title after edging Getafe    Ethiopia intransigent on GERD issue: ECES seminar experts    Qalaa Holdings records 191% y-o-y increase in revenues during Q1 of 2020    ABB, Hitachi launch $10bn joint power venture    NCW calls for investigating harassment and rape allegations discussed on social media    Egypt's National Election Committee to announce Senate election details    Egypt is developing 4 vaccines, 3 drugs against COVID-19: Higher Education Minister    Italy's Eni unveils new gas discovery off Egyptian Nile Delta coast    Apple to re-close more stores in U.S, bringing total to 77    Egypt's Zamalek to continue training Thursday, but domestic league participation unclear    Egypt's parliament Oks supplementary spending bill for FY20    Liverpool boss Klopp happy with African Nations Cup postponement    Deadly protests erupt in Ethiopia over killing of popular Oromo singer    Egypt's cultural activities to resume mid-July    At 99, CPC governance legitimacy shines brighter in time of global uncertainty    Federation of Egyptian Banks denies funding GERD: eletreby    Saudi development authority starts executing phase I of giant cultural project    30 June Revolution preserved Egyptian identity from hijack: Al-Sisi    Don't miss Al-Hadra troupe's two concerts at El-Sawy Culturewheel    Egypt's President Sisi opens Baron Empain Palace, two int'l airports    Inauguration of Baron Empain Palace important for Egypt's tourism sector: official    President Al-Sisi inaugurates new national project developments in Cairo    11 coronavirus cases detected at Egyptian Premier League clubs – EFA    Egypt to host World Handball Championship on time despite COVID-19: EHF President    Liverpool's Egyptian winger Salah fit for Crystal Palace clash – coach Klopp    Egypt's parliament Oks amendments to House law amid differences over election    CAF draws timeline for resumed continental championships amid COVID-19    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





Shoukry commences African tour on Tuesday
Egypt's FM will deliver messages from Al-Sisi to African leaders
Published in Daily News Egypt on 16 - 03 - 2020

Egypt Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry headed on Tuesday to Bujumburathe, the capital of Burundi, at the beginning of hisAfrican tour that includes South Africa, Tanzania, Rwanda, Congo, South Sudan, and Niger, according to a Monday statement.
He will deliver messages from President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to the leaders of these African countries, the statement said.
On Sunday, the ministry said an Egyptian delegation including Yasser Othman, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Arab Affairs, and Yasser Sorour, Deputy Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Nile Water Affairs headed to Algeria, Tunisia, and Mauritania to deliver messages from Al-Sisi to the leaders of the three countries.
The messages reviewed the talks of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and asserted the Egyptian stance regarding this issue, the ministry said.
The Egyptian delegation held meetings with the three countries' ambassadors and discussed ways of promoting cooperation and issues of common interest.
Egypt is intensifying its diplomatic and international efforts to tackle the issue of the GERD, after the Ethiopian government pulled out from talks that were held on 27-28 February in Washington and rejected the US-brokerage.
Al-Sisi received on Sunday the Deputy Head of Sudan's Sovereign Council Mohamad Hamdan Dagalo (Hamidati), in the presence of Egypt's General Intelligence Service Chief Abbas Kamel.
They discussed regional issues of common interest and, in particular, the recent developments of the GERD in light of the US-brokered agreement over the filling and operating of the dam, which Egypt initiated last month.
Earlier in February, Ethiopia announced that it will commence the initial filling of the GERD in parallel with the construction of the dam, "in accordance with the 2015 Agreement on Declaration of Principles without causing any significant harm."
Egypt refused Ethiopia's intentions to move on in commencing the first filling of the GERD before reaching a final and fair agreement with Egypt and Sudan in this regard.
Egypt signed the US-brokered agreement of filling and operating of GERD, while Ethiopia and Sudan did not.


Clic here to read the story from its source.