Egyptian delegation in Ethiopia to participate in Renaissance dam talks
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CAIRO: An Egyptian delegation will travel to Addis Ababa Tuesday to take part in technical meetings which will discuss the Egyptian concerns on the Ethiopia Renaissance Dam, Youm7 reported.

During the 2-day meetings which will kick off Wednesday, the delegation will also discuss the proposals that have been put forward by Egypt at the technical level, and look at their feasibility, The Egyptian irrigation minister’s adviser Alaa Yassin was quoted by Youm7.

The proposal aims at increasing holes in the dam’s body to facilitate water flow to the downstream states; Egypt and Sudan, Yassin said, adding that the meetings will be followed by a report on the meeting results and it will be referred to the Egyptian, Sudanese and Ethiopian water minister.

Following the meeting of the tripartite committee on the dam, which was held in Khartoum last week, the ministers of irrigation and foreign affairs of Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia signed a document including several agreements pertaining to the dam.

The three African countries also reached an agreement on the consultancy firms which would conduct the technical studies on the dam impacts.

French Artelia and BRL groups have been selected to undertake the studies.

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