Egypt FM warn Ethiopia over Nile River dam

File photo showing boats sail on the river Nile near Cairo. (Reuters)
Updated 19 April 2018
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Egypt FM warn Ethiopia over Nile River dam

CAIRO: Egypt’s foreign minister has delivered a warning to Ethiopia over a dam it is building on a Nile River tributary.
Sameh Shoukry says in TV comments aired Thursday that all parties “should know that Egypt will not accept the status quo ... and continues to defend the interests of its people regarding the Nile by several means.”
He did not elaborate.
Earlier in April, the foreign ministers of Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia met in Khartoum but talks ended with no deal on the lingering dispute of access to the Nile’s waters. Egypt has called for another meeting in Cairo.
Egypt is alarmed the so-called Renaissance Dam that Ethiopia is completing will drastically impact its share of the Nile’s waters.
Ethiopia and Sudan are expected to benefit from the construction.


Iranian FM lands in Baghdad for talks with Iraqi counterpart

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Iranian FM lands in Baghdad for talks with Iraqi counterpart

  • During his his two-day visit, Zarif will also meet the Iraqi president and Iraqi prime minister
  • Discussions will mainly focus on the current crisis and its impacts on the two countries

BAGHDAD: Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif landed in Baghdad on Saturday for talks with his Iraqi counterpart, an Arab News reporter confirmed.

During his his two-day visit, Zarif will also meet the Iraqi president and Iraqi prime minister. On Sunday morning, Zarif will meet several senior politicians before he heads to Najaf to meet some clerics, sources told Arab News.

The discussions will mainly focus on the current crisis and its impacts on the two countries in addition to possible options to reinforce the attempts to start dialogues with the related sides to reach a compromise or solutions for the current standoff between Iran and US.

The Iranian official will leave Iraq on Monday.

More to follow...