Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal
Original Link: https://www.madamasr.com/en/2018/08/31/feature/politics/effects-of-gerd-construction-delay-red-sea-security-lead-positive-talks-in-addis-ababa/
The Tuesday talks attended by Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and General Intelligence Service Director Abbas Kamel in Addis Ababa were “positive,” an Ethiopian diplomat tells Mada Masr.
This is despite Cairo’s continued worry about the effect that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will have on the downstream country’s share of Nile water. An Egyptian diplomat tells Mada Masr that concerns have centered around the pace at which the dam’s reservoirs would be filled, and that this issue is still the subject of “tough and elaborate talks.”
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