Egypt’s Ambassador to South Africa Issa Sharriff says he is optimistic that an amicable agreement will be reached next week regarding the Grand Renaissance Dam in the Nile River.
A meeting in Washington DC between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan over Ethiopia’s construction of a dam on the Nile River has ended without a comprehensive agreement.
Ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan agreed to reconvene in Washington later this month to finalize an agreement on a giant hydropower dam on the Blue Nile.
Sudan has reopened its airspace, the head of the sovereign council said on Wednesday, while the army said two soldiers were killed and four injured in quelling a revolt by former security agents linked to toppled ruler Omar al-Bashir.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Sunday.