Egypt, Uganda discuss preparations for Nile Basin summit


Mon, 12 Jun 2017 - 07:57 GMT

President abdel Fatah al-Sisi - File photo

President abdel Fatah al-Sisi - File photo

CAIRO – 12 June 2017: President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi discussed with his Ugandan counterpart President Yoweri Museveni preparations for the upcoming Nile Basin countries summit that will be held in Uganda in June in a phone call on Sunday.

The summit will involve the heads of state from the 10 member countries of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), a partnership which aims to facilitate dialogue on mutual economic development and fair usage of the water resources of the river.

During the call, Museveni acquainted Sisi with the issues he tackled during communications with other NBI leaders in a preamble to the summit that aims to enhance integrated development in the region.

Sisi stressed Egypt’s commitment to promote cooperation with Uganda on all levels during the upcoming juncture as well as coordinating with the African country on other regional issues of mutual concern.

Sisi praised the Ugandan president’s role in enhancing solidarity with NBI countries as well as supporting security and stability in the African continent.

For his part, Museveni emphasized Uganda’s desire to bolster distinguished relations between Egypt in different fields and to follow up on the outcomes of Sisi’s successful visit to Uganda at the end of last year.



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