Cars crisscross through the inner city of Cairo Egypt, alongside the Nile River during the day. Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa as well as one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Cairo is the center of the regio
CAIRO - 21 August 2019: The Supreme Committee for Nile Water (SCNW) convened Wednesday under Prime Minster Moustafa Madbouli.
The meeting was attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry and Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Ati, as well as a host relevant experts, representatives of the state ministries concerned, the General Intelligence Service (GIS) and the Administrative Control Authority (ACA).
The committee discussed several phases on the lengthy trilateral negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which yielded no agreement, Cabinet Spokesman Nader Saad said.
The futile negotiations prompted the Egyptian side to put forward a technical proposal which takes into account Ethiopia's energy needs without detriment to Egyptian water interests.
The committee asserted the need to wrap up the negotiations as schedule, especially after a six-party meeting among the foreign and water and irrigation ministers of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia has been delayed from August 29-30 to September 25-26 upon the latter's request, the spokesman noted.
The ministers will seek an agreement on GERD filling and operation rules.