There will be no negligence for Egypt’ water rights: Fahmy
Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam - AFP
By MOHAMED KAMEL, NAHED EL-GENDY and FADYA SHOLA

CAIRO: Egypt will not waste its time in illogical negotiations that lead to nowhere regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, said Foreign Affairs Minister Nabil Fahmy.

During a Tuesday press conference held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters, Fahmy said the water crisis facing the Nile River is one of the top priorities during his foreign visits.

Fahmy said Egypt will not neglect its right to secure the Nile River’s water supply under any circumstances.

Fahmy also said that no country that is part of the Nile Basin can achieve progress without cooperating with all other Nile Basin countries, also adding that the ministry has not yet had diplomatic success in regards to the Congo River project.

Regarding the Libyan crisis, Fahmy said Libyan authorities have condemned the brutal crimes against Egyptians in Libya. He also said there are about one million Egyptian citizens residing in Libya.

Fahmy said negotiations are underway to return the Egyptian diplomatic team to Libya for their safety.

Fahmy also mentioned that Egyptian embassies and consulates will play a major role during the upcoming series of elections.

Originally published in Youm7.

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