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Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ahmed Hafez said Issoufou hailed Egypt’s efforts in GERD negotiations, as the meeting tackled Egypt’s attempts to reach a fair agreement that achieve the interests of the three concerned countries (Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia).
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The Egyptian minister explained his country’s stance on the latest developments of the ongoing negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
Ethiopia had announced that it would continue to build the dam and fill its reservoir, regardless of the interests of the other countries, indicating the failure of the American mediation, which aimed to reach an agreement between Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan.
Shoukry arrived to Germany on Saturday to attend the 56th session of the conference
Foreign minister stressed necessity of building on meetings hosted earlier by Cairo in this regard
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The meeting was on the sidelines of the 36th Ordinary Session of the African Union’s Executive Council on 6-7 February in Addis Ababa.
Shoukry will also head the last session of the AU under Egyptian presidency. Egypt will hand over the AU presidency to South Africa starting 10 February.
Last week, Sudan’s capital, Khartoum hosted technical and legal discussions over the GERD, in which officials from Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia discussed possible measures to be followed in the times of drought, to prevent any harm to Egypt’s water share from Nile.
Al-Arabiya news channel reported that the meeting was attended by the foreign ministers of Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Chad, and Niger.
They further discussed strengthening efforts to combat terrorism, stop manifestations of chaos, and address the phenomenon of illegal immigration in Libya.
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Expressing Egypt’s rejection of Turkish policies in the region, Shoukry described it as expansionist and dangerous. He asserted that Egypt respects Syrian sovereignty, and supports a political solution to the Syrian crisis.
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The minister is also scheduled to attend a meeting of the Small Group on Syria in Washington
Sudan, Ethiopia confirmed their participation in the meeting
Egypt’s FM stressed the need for Ethiopian political will to achieve this agreement