Egypt Prime Minister to visit Ethiopia and discuss on Nile

Prime minister Essam Sharaf

Egypt Prime Minister Essam Sharaf wants to come to Addis Ababa for official visit and discuss on the current situation of Nile River.
According to Ethiopianreporter report PM Sharaf told Mohammd Drir a newly appointed Ethiopian ambassador in Egypt that he wants to establish a new kind of relationships between the two countries.
The former transport Minister Essam Sharaf was appointed by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces as Prime minister on March,2011 after the popular Egyptian revolution that overthrow the 30 years of old Hosni Mubarak regime.

Prime minister Essam Sharaf
Egypt Prime Minister Essam Sharaf

After the announcement of the new construction of Millennium dam over the Nile River that generates 5.250 MW Egyptian expressing their intention to negotiate with the Nile basin countries on the Nile water quota.
Mean while a 35 members of Egyptian delegation visits in the past week Ugandans capital Kampala to discuss with President Yoweri Museveni on how to stop the construction of the Nile dam and trying to get a support of Uganda in the cooperation of Nile basin countries.
Even thou the PM want to come to Ethiopia and establish a new relationship between the two countries he did not said exactly when his visit will be.
Egypt has virtually held monopoly over the Nile waters as per the 1929 colonial treaty with Britain, which gave Egypt veto rights over all upstream projects. In 1959, it signed a deal with Sudan, which allowed both countries 90 percent of the share of the Nile waters. However, recently, Nile basin countries, comprising Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, and Burundi, signed a separate agreement in Kampala Uganda to end Egypt’s historical control over the river waters.

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4 Comments

  1. If I were Meles, I will start the meeting by saying:”Its great to meet ya and thanks for stooping by…umm by the way how is that military plant coming along?”

  2. If I were Meles, I will start the meeting by saying:”Its great to meet ya and thanks for stooping by…umm by the way how is that military plan coming along?”

  3. Egyptian prime minister to visit Ethiopia ?
    Watch out people, we have to make sure that he does not come loaded with biological and chemical weapons of mass destruction. You know you can release biological agents from a plane and kill tens of millions of people.
    Myself do not trust the Egyptians, no matter what they say, if they say negotiation about quotas, or talk about the christian churches in both countries who have close historical relations, or if they say Egypt and Ethiopia have strong historical bonds.
    Forget all those promises and flattery words, just stay cool and get Egypt to agree to drop its 67% share and accept 30 %.
    I am also concerned that the Arabs may try to bribe Meles when the Egyptian leader meets Meles by promising:”Meles, what is your greatest concern now ? We know it is not building this huge dam, you want to stay in power for many more years. We will help you. We will give you 12 billion dollars, 1 billion dollars each year for 12 years if you drop your plan to build this dam. We know you are powerful and can easily cancel this project by giving any excuse you want to the people. ”
    You know i am afraid that we might be surprised by Meles, that he might betray Ethiopia as he has done before if offered money, do you remember Copenhagen ?
    Hopefully this time Meles will not betray us and the other upstream countries.

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