President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi with his Tanzanian counterpart John Magufuli during his visit to Dodoma - Press photo
CAIRO - 21 October 2018: Tanzanian President John Magufuli invited his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fatah al-Sisi Sunday, Oct. 21 to lay the foundation stone of the dam Stiegler’s Gorge, which will be constructed by Egypt’s Arab Contractors Company.
In a phone call initiated by Magufuli, Sisi said the construction of the dam will be performed in a way that will make Tanzania, Egypt and the African continent proud, exemplifying African cooperation.
The dam will be built on the Basin of Rufiji River as an important national project to generate power.
Magufuli expressed his appreciation of the historic relations between the two nations, and applauded economic cooperation and trade exchange, as well as Egyptian investments in Tanzania.
Sisi was the first Egyptian president to visit Tanzania in August 2017 since 1968.