12 October 2017

Uganda: Sudan Participates in Water Ministers of Nile Basin Initiative Countries' Meeting in Entebbe

Khartoum — Sudan participated with a delegation headed by the Minister of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity Muataz Musa at the annual meeting of the Ministers of Water in the Nile Basin Initiative's Countries which started Thursday in Entebbe, Uganda.

The meeting will discuss the reports and plans of the regional initiative including the 10-year plan. The guidelines of action for the next decade are to be agreed upon during the meeting.

The strategy will also include the development objectives of the Nile Basin Initiative, responding to the challenges facing the region such as augmentation of hydropower, promoting trade in energy and the economic security as well as the protection and development of water resources, responding to climatic changes and joint water management among the Nile Basin countries.

The meeting is expected to deliberate on the election of a new leadership for the initiative within the framework of the annual rotation of the leadership.

Sudan, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, as well as civil society organizations and the media, will take part in the meeting.


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