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Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to Meet in US over Nile Dam Dispute

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to Meet in US over Nile Dam Dispute

Tuesday, 3 December, 2019 - 19:15
Ethiopia's Nile dam under construction. (Reuters)
Asharq Al-Awsat

Egypt said officials from the three Nile basin countries will meet in the US to “assess the results” of their recent negotiations about Ethiopia’s soon-to-be-finished mega-dam project, which Cairo says threatens its water supply.

Tuesday’s statement by Egypt’s irrigation ministry said the meeting in Washington next week will assess the conclusions of two rounds of technical talks in Cairo this week and in Addis Ababa last month.

This week talks were the second round on the dam since a breakdown prompted Egypt to appeal for international mediation.

A third round of talks is scheduled December 21-22 in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum.

US and World Bank officials attended the negotiations.

The White House stepped in last month, hosting the foreign ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan, who agreed to move talks forward.

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