10 February 2014

Ethiopia: Egypt's Minister of Water Resources & Irrigation Visiting Addis Ababa

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Artist's impression of the Renaissance Dam under construction on the Blue Nile in Ethiopia.

Egypt's Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Mohamed Abdul Muttalib, headed a delegation to Addis Ababa today (February 10) to continue talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

Minister Muttalib asked to visit Ethiopia to talk further about the differences of opinion over the formation of a committee to oversee the implementation of recommendations of the report of the International Panel of Experts.

This had remained a point at issue between Egypt on one side and the Ministers of Ethiopia and Sudan on the other, after three rounds of discussion in Khartoum.

Egypt wants to include international experts on this committee. Ethiopia and Sudan have made it clear they see no need for anything more than representatives from the three countries on the proposed committee.

The meeting this morning made no progress as Ato Alemayheu firmly reiterated Ethiopia's position that a committee of national representatives can sufficiently implement the recommendations of the IPoE.

- Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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