FM: Nile Basin countries must unite, not fight, over water scarcity

All Nile Basin countries should unite around the issue of sharing the Nile’s water, instead of fighting over it, said Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr in a meeting with his Eritrean counterpart Othman Saleh and the Eritrean ambassador in Cairo on Monday.

“We all should benefit equally from the river,” he declared.

When asked whether the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam would threaten Egypt's share of the water, Amr answered that the matter is being assessed by a tripartite committee comprised of Sudanse, Egyptian and Ethiopian representatives.

“Everybody is keen not to let this affect our quota,” he said. “And we will be part of any cooperation that does not harm any of the member states.”

“Everybody knows that Egypt has no other source of water,” he added. “The other countries have rain.”

Edited translation from MENA

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