Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Monday declared in capital Addis Ababa that the dispute between his country, Sudan and Ethiopia over the hydroelectric dam project on the Nile had been resolved.
“Congratulations, we solved our problems,” Sisi said after a closed-door meeting with Ethiopian President Hailemariam Desalegn and Sudanese counterpart Omar Hassan Al Bashir.
The three leaders came out of the meeting holding up their hands together.
Sisi, hemmed in the middle of the two, said: “We have overcome our problems. We will be working as one.”
It has been six years since Ethiopia launched the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) — a $4.8 billion mega hydro-electric dam project on the Nile near the Ethiopia-Sudan border.
In October last year, the water ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan dispersed from a meeting in Cairo without reaching an agreement on the “inception report” put forth by international consultants – BRL — hired by the three countries to study the impact of the dam.
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