FILE: Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Mohamed Abdel Aati FILE: Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Mohamed Abdel Aati

Irrigation min. in Washington for Ethiopia dam talks

By: MENA
Wed, Feb. 26, 2020
WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (MENA) - Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel Aati arrived in Washington on Wednesday to resume talks on rules of filling and operating the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

The talks, due to be held on Thursday and Friday. will be attended by the ministers of foreign affairs and water and irrigation of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia.

The meeting will be sponsored by US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

The World Bank will take part in the get-together which will build on the meetings held on February 12-13.

During the previous meetings, the talks tackled the three states' mechanism to follow up an agreement on operating the dam and filling its reservoir.

The agreement is expected to be inked before the end of February.
 
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