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.
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.