On separate visits to Cairo this week, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn and Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu met their Egyptian counterparts in a bid to settle recent diplomatic turmoil in the wake of the political upheaval at home.
The fifth Nile Basin Development Forum (NBDF), which took place at the Kigali Convention Centre from 23-25 October 2017, has attracted more than 500 participants from ten Nile Basin countries and the international community. One, notable absence was Egyptian government delegation.
The Ethiopian Nile Discourse Forum might lose its membership from the Nile Basin Forum which is located in Entebbe, Uganda since it could not be registered by the Federal Charities and Societies Agency.
Egypt requested the Tripartite National Committee (TNC), which includes Ethiopia and Sudan, to use the 1959 colonial water sharing agreement signed between Egypt and Sudan, as a springboard when an impact assessment is conducted.