Egyptian President discusses Renaissance Dam crisis with South Sudan’s VP

Egyptian President discusses Renaissance Dam crisis with South Sudan's VP

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (File image)

Cairo (UNA-OIC) – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received South Sudan’s Vice President James Wani Igga and his accompanying delegation at Ittihadya Palace in Cairo on Wednesday.

They discussed ways to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in various fields, and exchanged views on a number of issues of mutual interest, especially the developments of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) crisis.

Egypt’s Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said in a statement that President Sisi affirmed during the meeting Egypt’s firm position to reach a binding legal agreement on the rules for filling and operating the dam in a way that meets the interests of all parties.

Meanwhile, Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation Rania Mashaat said her country is working to support development efforts and joint cooperation fields in all African countries under the directives of President Sisi.

She made the remarks on Wednesday at a meeting attended by the Egyptian ministers of irrigation, education, higher education and agriculture in preparation for the Egyptian-South Sudanese committee meetings.

The South Sudanese delegation to the committee meetings includes also the ministers of industry and trade, water resources and irrigation, and higher education, according to Middle East News Agency (MENA).

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