4 January 2016

Egypt: Foreign Ministry - January Will Witness Technical Tripartite Meetings On Renaissance Dam

Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said that series of technical meetings will be held during January on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

Abu Zeid said in remarks to reporters on Sunday, 3/1/2016 that such meetings will begin by a meeting in Addis Ababa on coming Wednesday and Thursday to discuss the proposals that have been put forward by Egypt at the technical level, and look at their feasibility, then a meeting of the tripartite technical Committee (Egypt - Sudan- Ethiopian), will be held in Egypt at the end of January which will discuss the offers received from the two French companies on studies related to the Renaissance Dam.

The spokesman noted that it will be followed , in early February , by a meeting in Khartoum to sign the contract with the consulting offices , pointing out that it has not yet been determined whether this meeting will be held at the level of irrigation ministers in only three countries , or on the level of the hexagon , which brings together foreign ministries and irrigation ones in: Egypt , Sudan and Ethiopia.

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