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Egypt, Ethiopia hope to reach agreement within 4 months after long dispute over Africa's largest dam

Posted on AllSides July 13th, 2023
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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — After years of failed talks, Ethiopia and Egypt said Thursday they aim to finalize within four months an agreement on the operations of Africa’s largest dam, an apparent breakthrough in a dispute that Cairo has described as an existential threat.

The joint statement on “expedited negotiations,” issued by Ethiopia’s government, came after Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, discussed the dam with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi on the sidelines of a regional meeting about the conflict in neighboring Sudan.

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