Egypt and Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry Ease Tensions Ahead of Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD) Meeting With Sudan

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed Egyptian-Ethiopian bilateral relations on Tuesday with his Ethiopian counterpart Minister Workineh Gebeyehu, and congratulated him on becoming the country‚Äôs top diplomat.

According to a statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Shoukry told Gebeyehu during a telephone call that they should arrange a meeting before the African summit in Addis Ababa by the end of the month.

Shoukry also suggested that the Sudanese foreign minister should join the meeting to discuss the latest developments of the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam and the progress of the ongoing technical studies.

The two ministers further discussed bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries.

Workineh Gebeyehu was appointed as the foreign affairs minister of Ethiopia in November.

The news of the telephone call between Shoukry and Gebeyehu comes to ease the tension between the two countries as the Ethiopian government has accused the Egyptian government of supporting Ethiopian opposition groups in recent months.

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Source: Ahram

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