The President reiterated that Egypt will continue to support the DRC in assuming its important responsibility of spearheading joint African action throughout the current year.
Sisi’s remarks came in a meeting with the editors-in-chief and media personalities while touring the food industry city "Silo Foods" in Menufiya governorate.
"Both leaders expressed their commitment to working together so that the DRC can realize its vast potential and continue on a positive trajectory,” the US Department of State said.
The Egyptian Water Minister, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development Eve Bazaiba Masudi, and Egyptian Ambassador in Kinshasa Hamdy Shabaan inaugurated the Flood and Rain Forecasting Center on Thursday.
The gap between the needs and the consumption is being compensated by reusing agricultural drainage water and treating wastewater, besides 34 billion cubic meters of water annually taken from importing food products.
The current situation of the issue of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) constituted an imminent threat to international peace and security.
"Any action that would be taken without reaching a just and binding legal agreement and without coordination with the downstream countries is a rejected unilateral act," Abdel-Atti said.
“Both presidents agreed to intensify diplomatic efforts in the coming period to reach an agreement that preserves water and development rights for all parties,” Radi said.
Tshisekedi’s tour came in light of the resumption of the tripartite talks between the Nile countries over the controversial dam after the negotiations for reaching a legally binding agreement.
The ministry noted it follows the recurrent talks by Ethiopian officials alleging Sudan of forcing Ethiopia to abide by what they call "colonial agreements" on Nile water and borders.
On March 26, 2021, the UAE proposed to mediate in the negotiations between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia to reach a legal binding agreement regarding the dam.
“The negotiation process led by the African Union (AU) has so far proved its uselessness,” the letter said.
“Time is short. If there is no effectiveness and full involvement of all parties, time will not help us," Shoukry said.
A high-level delegation from the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs has paid a one-day visit to Sudan.
Egypt is diplomatically pressing to find solutions to the outstanding issues regarding the dam’s operation and reservoir filling, particularly ahead of the second round of the filling process due in August 2021.
The meeting is being held via video conference, said Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Hafez on his Twitter account.
During this one-week round, the three countries would discuss a clear and detailed agenda and a tight timetable for the path of negotiation, according to a statement by the Sudanese Ministry of Eater Resources.
Abiy Ahmed’s comments came four days after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s speech at the UNGA.
Due to an increase in Nile water level in Egypt, more than 70 feddans (one feddan equals 1.03 acres) in Egypt’s Delta were flooded five days ago.
The spokesperson revealed in special remarks to the Associated Press that the US suspension reflected the American concern about Ethiopia’s unilateral decision of filling the dam reservoir before reaching a final agreement with Egypt and Sudan.