Free Egyptians Party calls on new govt. to restore annual share of Nile water
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By AMR KHALAF

CAIRO: The Free Egyptians Party called on the upcoming government to pressure Ethiopia regarding the construction of the Renaissance Dam.

Leading member of the party Ahmed el-Anany told Youm7, Saturday, that the Renaissance Dam issue relates to the Egypt’s agriculture and national security, expressing his concern over Egypt reaching water poverty.

The government and the Minister of Irrigation must set agreements to reach a solution for the crisis, or take the matter to the International Court of Justice in Hague to end the crisis and to restore Egypt annual share of Nile water.

Meanwhile, the newly designated Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab will resume talks with the Nile Basin countries and the international community to maintain Egypt’s historical rights to the Nile, nominated Minister of Irrigation Tarek Qutb told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, on Thursday.

Originally published in Youm7.

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  1. LM
    March 2, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Egypt has no “historical rights” to the Nile. It’s sounds romantic, but what it is referring to are colonial laws of 1929 and 1959 that undermine Ethiopia’s right to its own water.

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