Egypt, Sudan discuss enhancing cooperation in water resources fields



Sat, 21 Jan 2023 - 09:23 GMT


Sat, 21 Jan 2023 - 09:23 GMT

CAIRO – 21 January 2023: Egyptian Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Hani Sweilam discussed on Saturday enhancing cooperation in water resources fields with his Sudanese counterpart Daw Al-Bait Abdul Rahman.

Sweilem is currently paying a two-day visit to Sudan’s capital of Khartoum; the first to a Nile Basin country since assuming office.

During the visit, Sweilam hailed deeply-rooted ties linking Egypt and Sudan, and their long history of cooperation in various areas, especially water resources.

Abdul Rahman emphasized the necessity of sincere cooperation with the Nile Basin countries, while attaching special attention to South Sudan, especially in dealing with floods and ways of controlling them.

The two ministers toured the headquarters of the permanent Egyptian-Sudanese Technical Authority for Nile water.

The authority is specialized in conducting studies to optimize the management of the Nile River waters and ensure integrated coordination in exchanging data of measurement stations in Egypt and Sudan in a way that helps both governments to effectively manage their water resources.

The ministers also toured an under-construction forecast center established in coordination between the two countries to launch a unified hydrological database for the river's revenues.



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