Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan sign Nile agreement
Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir (C) shakes hands with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-sisi and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Khartoum March 23, 2015. (Reuters)
Leaders from Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia signed a declaration of principles on Monday relating to Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam on a tributary of the River Nile.’
Egypt, which relies almost exclusively on the River Nile for farming, industry and drinking water, has sought assurances that the dam will not significantly cut the river’s flow to its rapidly growing population.
Earlier this week, Egypt declared it was “highly sensitive” toward any project to store the Nile’s water in upstream countries as it might reduce the country’s water supply, according to Egyptian irrigation minister Hossam Moghazi.
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