ETHIOPIAN, EGYPTIAN LEADERS PLEDGE TO WORK FOR STRONGER ALL-ROUND TIES

The leaders of Ethiopia and Egypt have expressed their desire to work together to strengthen all-round relations between the countries.

This emerged when Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalgen held talks with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt in Kigali Monday on the sidelines of the 27th Session of the African Union (AU) summit in Kigali, Rwanda.

The two leaders agreed to collaborate in the economic, political, and diplomatic as well as security spheres, according to a statement issued here Tuesday. They said diplomatic efforts would be exerted to strengthen people-to-people relations beyond the government-to-government ties.

They also stated their desire to execute exemplary work which would also involve Sudan.

The leaders supported the need for the continuation of scientific studies on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project by an independent panel of experts and expressed their willingness to accept the findings of the studies.

The leaders further expressed their willingness to work together on international affairs by utilizing the opportunity that Ethiopia has now been elected to a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the 2017-2018 term.

Ethiopia and Egypt also agreed to further collaborate in the fight against terrorism.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK