27 June 2014

Africa: Leaders of Ethiopia, Egypt Discuss Bilateral Relations

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

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has held talks with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt on ways of strengthen bilateral relations.

This happened on Tuesday in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on the sidelines of the 23rd African Union Summit.

President al-Sisi on the occasion called for the historic Ethio-Egyptian relations to be continued based on mutual trust and cooperation.

He said Egypt would resume the tripartite talks with Ethiopia and Sudan as regards the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

Prime Minister Hailemariam for his part welcomed Egypt's shift in stance and said the best and only option for both countries is to cooperate.

Reporter: Gebremichael Gebremedhin

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