Egyptian Foreign Minister: We will take action to guarantee our water security
By Maher Chmaytelli
Bloomberg (Cairo) – Egypt will try reach a solution for its conflict with Ethiopia about a dam on the Nile river, Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said.
“We will take action to guarantee the water security of Egypt and preserve our rights in the waters of the Nile,” he told a televised press conference in Cairo today. “We call on the Ethiopian side to respond.”
Ethiopia this year decided to proceed with the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, planned as Africa’s largest hydro power plant.
Mohammed Mursi, the Egyptian president who was ousted in an army coup this month, had been accused by his opponents of having no plan for dealing with the Ethiopian dam project.