President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said that an agreement must be reached on the regulations governing the filling of the Renaissance Dam with Nile water, in accordance with the Declation of Principles signed in Khartoum.
He also stressed the need for continuing cooperation between Egypt and Ethiopia to ensure the optimum utilization of the shared water resources between the Nile Basin countries in a way that achieves development.
At a meeting with the Ethiopian Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu on Wednesday afternoon and Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, Sisi referred to the importance of positive communication with the company responsible for conducting studies on the Renaissance Dam so as to finish these studies as soon as possible.
Gebeyehu relayed Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn's salutations to Sisi and gave him a letter from Desalegn, stressing his keenness to develop and deepen relations with Egypt on all levels, presidency spokesperson Alaa Youssef said in a statement. [...] MORE