Diplomatic source: ‘Prompt’ pardons for 32 Ethiopian nationals sign of ‘growing strategic relationship’ with Egypt

Source: Madamasr

Author(s): Hadeer El-Mahdawy

Original Link: https://www.madamasr.com/en/2018/06/11/feature/politics/diplomatic-source-prompt-pardons-for-32-ethiopian-nationals-sign-of-growing-strategic-relationship-with-egypt/

Egypt pardoned 32 Ethiopian nationals held in Egyptian prisons on Monday, following a request submitted by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, according to an Ethiopian diplomatic source.

Ahmed’s request came on Sunday in the latest of a series of high-level talks between Cairo and Addis Ababa, which have been marked by disagreement over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in the recent past, according to the source, who spoke to Mada Masr on condition of anonymity and is familiar with the proceedings.

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