Egypt wants to participate on building Nile Dam

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  • Egypt officially requested a visit.

Egypt expressed its willingness to participate in the Millennium dam that Ethiopia plans to build on the Nile River, said Ambassador Mona Omar, Assistant Foreign Minister for African Affairs on Saturday that Egypt would like to participate as long as there is no damage from a dam on Egypt’s quota of water. According to the arabic news site Ambassador  Mona explained that Egypt does not worry about the dams, but their impact on reducing the water coming to Egypt from the Nile Basin countries.

Mean while Essam Sharaf Prime Minister of Egypt to tour Africa next May, including Ethiopia, Uganda and Congo to discuss in the framework of Egypt government policy attention for Africa and the protection of Egyptian interests.


Ambassador Mona Omar

Ambassador Mona Omar explained that the visit aims to open a new page of relations based on cooperation and understanding of the needs of each country and establish a base of mutual trust between Egypt and these countries.

The visit to Ethiopia in honor of the timing of the planned Israeli President Shimon Peres to visit Ethiopia, Ghana for the first time to discuss the differences with the Nile Basin countries.

In the mean time Ministry of foreign affairs of Ethiopia spokes person Dina Mufti told reporters Egypt delegation led by Prime minister Essam Sharaf requested a visit officially but we are studying at this time for answer.

Egypt known for preventing any loan from other countries that can be used to build dams in Ethiopia over the Nile River.


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Addis Samson April 20, 2011 - 8:42 pm

“no damage from a dam on Egypt’s quota of water” As if she owns the Nile. This clown looking lady has the nerve. They live their whole life thinking that they can mess Ethiopian internal politics so much that it would be impossible for Ethiopia to do anything on the Nile. Tough luck lady. That time has come and you are going to accept it the easy way or the way I wish I were Ethiopian president and show you how its going down – way. Running around preventing money from flowing and suddenly “want cooperation”. I have a bridge down on the Hudson river and it is in a pretty good condition, would she be interested?

koni April 20, 2011 - 9:23 pm

If you can’t beat them, join them:)

Zenaneh April 20, 2011 - 10:16 pm

if TPLF thinks they will make some money they don’t think twice to sell anything their hands on. I won’t be surprised if they Allow them to be part of building this dam. As long as we have corrupted people on the top it is always possible this thing can happen.

We will build it! April 21, 2011 - 1:15 am

Meles never allow them to build our dam. we can build our dam no matter what. GOD BLESS ETHIOPIA !!

Anonymous April 21, 2011 - 11:17 am

I was wondering why they are engaging themselves this time. I still wonders the credibility of Congolese officials. are they loyal to their people? why they want to sustain the colonial agreements that give to much privilege to Egypt than Congo?
The Entebbe Framework Agreement is just a justification to correct unfair colonial systems, denying that is only shows the ignorance of those officials that bribed by Egypt. In any ways countries that signed the agreement will work together to ensure their rights.Hopefully Congolese officials will come to their consciousness.

zerihun April 21, 2011 - 3:22 pm

…we should think of them why they seem to be participate in constructing the Dam, all initiative(signatories) countries have to involve in any discussions and decision at face-front equally for table round talks, it needs maximum care why Egyptian (officials) are looking for that…every responsible has to be a watch dog for those countries denying Ethiopia’s development… We will never give up here after……..END POVERTY !!!!!

kaleb April 21, 2011 - 4:52 pm

you’re all fools. how can a man who sold ‘asab’ away, offended our flag and doesn’t give a damn about our territorial dignity will build us a dam on the Nile?

Jemal April 22, 2011 - 3:59 pm

It is a good step that egyptions are coming forward for cooperaion than competition, commandership or bossy thinking.For their ancestors evil thoughts and devilish actions they should officially ask an amnesty or clemency before trust and cooperation starts so that the wound of Africans will heal.

Mustafa Al Eazra April 22, 2011 - 8:53 pm

Thats funny…. Eygptians are still playing games! The Ethiopians has told again and again…Any Nile basin country that would like to talk about The Great Millinium dam should sign the Nile intiative agreement… So If Egypt wants talk, it should be about the considering the Agreemnt or not…

I guess the Egypians has not yet realized that The Ethiopians are smarter than the Eygyptians looooool

ZEDO June 6, 2011 - 7:10 pm

Thanks.but the idea was very we want good diplomacy relation.and know this is the time for Nile,(Abaye). Don’t disturb us.


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