Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry meets his Algerian counterpart Ramtane Lamamra, with high officials of both countries- press photo
CAIRO – 31 July 2021: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received his Algerian counterpart Ramtane Lamamra on Saturday in Cairo, discussing the controversial issue of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and the situation in Libya.
Both ministers discussed bilateral relations. The meeting will be followed by a joint press conference.
Lamamra arrived in Egypt on Thursday after paying a visit to Sudan, where he discussed the issue of the GERD with Sudanese Foreign Minister Mariam al-Sadiq al-Mahdi on Saturday.
“Khartoum is seeking to reach a diplomatic solution to the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam crisis,” said Sudanese Foreign Minister Mariam al-Sadiq al-Mahdi in a meeting with Lamamra on Saturday.
She affirmed her country’s firm position towards a binding legal agreement on filling and operating the controversial Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
The Algerian Foreign Minister of Foreign Affairs said that his country seeks to address the Renaissance Dam crisis by positively pushing the will and confidence of the concerned parties towards negotiations.