CAIRO: Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia will a hold a six-party meeting in Sudanese capital Khartoum Friday and Saturday for talks on Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam, Youm7 reported.
Foreign ministers and water and irrigation ministers from the three countries will be present.
The six-party meeting was scheduled to be held in Khartoum Sunday and Monday but was postponed upon a request from Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom who accompanied Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in a visit to Kenya.
The meeting is to tackle the ways to overcome the challenges facing the negotiations and activating the agreement signed by three countries’ leaders on March 6, Egyptian Irrigation Minister Hossam Moghazi said Tuesday.
The Dutch firm Deltares withdrew from a bid to conduct the dam studies due to divergences of roles with the French BRL group and the competence of each firm in preparing the report on the impact of the dam.
Egypt fears the dame, which will be Africa’s largest hydroelectric power plant, will negatively affect its share of Nile water.