ADDIS ABABA (Halbeeg News) – Ethiopian Prime minister, Abiy Ahmed has today met with his Egyptian counterpart, Mostafa Madbouly on the sidelines of African Union Summit.
According to Egyptian online media, Ahram Online, the talks of two officials focused on bolstering the level of relations between the two countries to a full partnership.
Both leaders expressed their readiness to exchange expertise in the field of constructing new cities and roads in Ethiopia and Egypt, in light of the development plan adopted by Addis Ababa.
Egyptian PM stressed the necessity of partnership between both countries should ensure the fulfillment of the aspirations of the two brotherly people in development and preservation of their water interests.
On the other side, Ethiopian PM affirmed his country’s commitment to complete technical negotiations in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance file, based on the agreement and mutual understanding reached in 2015.
During the August talks, officials discussed efforts to implement a 2015 agreement signed by Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan over Nile water rights and addressed the decisions made by the officials of the three countries during talks in May, which broke months of deadlock.
These decisions include setting up a scientific study group to consult the nations on the process of filling the reservoir of the 6,000-megawatt dam and that the leaders of the three nations will meet every six months for consultations.