Egypt to inaugurate Ataba-Kitkat phase of 3rd metro line in December 2021    Sisi: Egypt's mega projects ‘great opportunity' and ‘promising market' for foreign investors    NBE: Exchange rates of key global currencies rates Wednesday 27-01-2021 vs. Egyptian pound    Egyptian economy to grow 2.8% in FY2020/21 – Reuters poll    Olympics: Paris 2024 will go ahead as planned despite Tokyo concern, says Estanguet    EU meeting with Astra on vaccine supplies canceled after firm pulls out: EU official    Asian Champions League holders Ulsan to face debutants in group phase    Israel-Sudan signing ceremony in Washington within months, Israeli minister says    FM Shoukry affirms Egypt's commitment to support UN Peacebuilding Fund    Tennis: Nadal, Serena support strict COVID-19 protocols in Australia    US says Eritrean forces should leave Tigray immediately    Biden says he's 'bringing back the pros' for virus briefings    Cabinet under fire    Egypt reports 643 new coronavirus cases, 55 deaths on Tuesday    Rana Haggag's jazz concert at Room Art Space & Café is a must go    Scheherazade retold    Taming the ogre    Cabinet building    Ignored news    Egypt announces resumption of maritime navigation with Qatar    Egyptian FM to deliver statement on foreign policy before parliament Tuesday    Egypt confirms 669 new coronavirus cases, 53 deaths on Monday    Minister outlines Egypt's efforts to fulfill international environmental commitments    Egypt launches website for vaccination registration    Egypt joins Netherlands, Malawi in supporting UK-led scheme to fight against climate change    New daily Coronavirus cases continued to fall over the weekend    BREAKING: Egypt resumes diplomatic relations with Qatar ending 4-year boycott    Egypt eyes gradual return for tourism after revenues fall to $4 bln in 2020    Seasoned Egyptian screenwriter Wahid Hamed dies at 76    Coronavirus strikes Egypt's youth team as 17 players, coach test positive    Nassef Sawiris plans to up his stake in owner of New York Knicks, Rangers    Cairo International Book Fair suspended for five months over coronavirus concerns    Egypt unveils largest archaeological discovery in 2020 with over 100 intact sarcophagi    Trump says won't blame Egypt for being ‘upset' over GERD dispute with Ethiopia    Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to resume Nile dam talks today    Global Finance: Egypt's Tarek Amer among the world's top 20 central bank governors    The Facebook Preacher's Search for Fame, and Egypt's Economy    Egypt calls on UNSC to address oil spill risks off Yemen coast    Egypt economically strong in face of COVID-19, reforms ongoing: International Cooperation Minister    Arafa Holding reports $144,000 COVID-19-related losses in April    Egypt's efforts in Libya to activate free will of Libyan people: Al-Sisi    Hyksos campaigns were internal takeover, not foreign invaders: study    COVID-19 affects Egypt sporting clubs    COVID-19 will soon turn to seasonal like swine flu: Presidential Health Advisor    ‘Egypt's Support' coalition convenes to discuss its Senate election list    Robbery attempt leads to discovery of Ptolemaic monuments in Qena    Flouting international guidance, Ethiopia unilaterally starts filling its Nile dam    Zaha speaks out after online racial abuse    

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

Al-Sisi appreciates Kenya's support to Egypt's stance on GERD
Shoukry on African tour comprising South Africa, Tanzania, DR Congo, South Sudan, Niger, and Rwanda
Published in Daily News Egypt on 19 - 03 - 2020

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi received on Tuesday a phone call from his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta, where the two leaders exchanged views on the latest developments of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) after the Washington-mediated talks stalled last month.
Kenyatta expressed Kenya's support to Egypt's "positive stance" on the disputed GERD, according to the Egyptian presidency spokesperson, saying it came out of "good will."
For his part, Al-Sisi appreciated Kenya's support for the Egyptian position regarding the GERD dispute.
On bilateral relations, the Kenyan President lauded the ongoing progress in the two countries' relations across various areas. He expressed his profound admiration for Egypt, its people, and leadership.
Tensions between Cairo and Addis Ababa escalated recently after Ethiopia did not attend the last US-sponsored meeting with Egypt and Sudan in Washington to sign the final agreement over the rules of filling and operating the GERD. The agreement, which was drafted by the US, was initiated by Egypt, but not signed by Sudan or Ethiopia.
Also on Tuesday, Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza to deliver a message from President Al-Sisi on the GERD.
The move adds to recent diplomatic efforts by Egypt to draw international attention to the dam issue. Shoukry's visit to Burundi comes as a part of an African tour which also includes South Africa, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Niger, and Rwanda.
Over the past weeks, Egypt sent similar letters to the Gulf and European partners to seek support in the case.
The Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for African Affairs visited Djibouti and Somalia to meet the leaders of the two countries and explain the Egyptian position regarding the GERD.
While Egypt's diplomatic efforts are ongoing to preserve its water rights, the parliament called on the government to boycott companies participating in the construction of GERD.
A session was expected to be held on Tuesday, but was postponed as the parliament building will be sterilised amid precautionary measures to combat the spread of Coronavirus.

Clic here to read the story from its source.