Thu, 10 Jun 2021 - 08:11 GMT
CAIRO – 10 June 2021: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and his Tanzanian counterpart, Samia Hassan, discussed in a phone call on Wednesday the bilateral relations and also the dispute Egypt and Sudan have with Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
During their phone call, Sisi congratulated Hassan for assuming the presidency post, extending her sincere wishes of success for her, the Egyptian Presidency said in a statement.
Sisi highlighted the distinguished and historic relations Egypt shares with Tanzania and shed light on the progress these relations have seen following his visit to the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salam in 2017.
The Egyptian president expressed aspiration for consultation and cooperation with the Tanzanian president to foster these relations in different fields, especially in boosting trade exchange, developing infrastructure, building capabilities and providing technical support.
Hassan, for her part, expressed deep appreciation for Egypt’s people and leadership and affirmed broad horizons for developing relations and joint cooperation between Egypt and Tanzania.
Hassan hailed the Egyptian support to the developmental efforts in Tanzania, especially through the establishment of the Julius Nyerere Dam in Tanzania.
The Tanzanian president said this project, which is one of the biggest national projects in Tanzania, reflects the depth of the special relations shared by the two countries.
The two presidents discussed the GERD developments.
Sisi affirmed the need to reach a fair and legally-binding agreement on the filling and operation of the dam.
The presidents agreed on the need for supporting the negotiations track to achieve the interests of the three countries and preserve the water security of the two downstream states.