Egyptian delegation to participate in Nile Basin countries meeting

A delegation headed by Ahmed Bahaa Eddin, left Cairo heading to Khartoum, Wednesday, to participate in the 22nd meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Nile Basin countries, held under the framework of the Basin Countries Initiative. 
Egypt has dispatched the delegation despite announcing it has frozen its initiative membership.
A delegation member said before departure that although Egypt has frozen its membership in the Nile Basin Initiative due to differences with Basin countries over Entebbe agreement, Egypt is keen to participate in the meeting. Egypt believes that the Entebbe agreement is incomplete as other Nile headwaters countries have signed the agreement individually, the official added. 
Ministers of water resources of Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya and Tanzania will take part in the meeting which aims to discuss means of coordination and cooperation between the Nile Basin countries through development projects.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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