Friday, April 22, 2011

Ethiopia says won't allow Egypt to examine new dam

"We are ready to negotiate and engage ourselves at the higher and technical level, but we are an independent country," Ethiopian Foreign Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said when asked if Addis Ababa was willing to allow Cairo to inspect the dam over fears it could affect the flow of the river. "The cooperative framework agreement (signed by upstream countries) gives this option (examination) to all countries, so we have to engage ourselves to an agreement where we can work together equally," he told a news conference. Read more…


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