President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met this morning in Sochi with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abe Ahmed.
Ambassador Bassam Radi, the official spokesman for the Presidency of the Republic, said that the meeting discussed the issue of the Renaissance Dam, in light of the latest developments in this regard, where he confirmed "Abe Ahmed" that his recent statements before the Ethiopian Parliament on the file of the dam has been broken out of context, and that The Egyptian government and people have no intention of harming the interests of the Egyptian people, and the stability of Egypt and Ethiopia is an added value and strength to the entire African continent, ”he said. With emphasis However, as Prime Minister of Ethiopia, he is committed to what has been announced by his country to adhere to the path of negotiations to reach a final agreement.
The President affirmed that Egypt has always shown openness and understanding of the developmental interests of the Ethiopian side by establishing the Renaissance Dam, but at the same time it is upholding its historical rights in the Nile waters. It takes place within a balanced framework between the interests of the upstream and downstream countries. On any chance of differences.
The Spokesman explained that it was agreed during the meeting to immediately resume the work of the Independent Technical Research Committee in a more open and positive manner, in order to reach a final vision on the rules of filling and operation of the dam, and to overcome any negative repercussions that resulted from the media handling of the statements recently attributed to the Ethiopian side