S. Sudan mediates between Egypt, Ethiopia to solve water issues
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CAIRO: Visiting South Sudanese Foreign Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin said on Monday that his country is mediating between Egypt and Ethiopia to solve water-related issues.

During a press conference that was held at the Syndicate of Journalists headquarters in Cairo, Benjamin hailed relations with Egypt, pointing out that Egypt was the first country to open an embassy in South Sudan, adding that six-month multi-travel visas between the two countries are free of charge.

He said that completing the establishment of Jonglei Canal, under an agreement signed between Egypt and Sudan in 1974, will lead to grave environmental consequences because there are about 30 million head of cattle in this area.

The establishment of the Jonglei Canal is expected to provide Egypt with about 8 billion cubic meters of water.

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