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Egypt Welcomes Tanzania’s call for Nile Deal Review

A crack in the unholy alliance? Tanzanian FM Bernard Kamillius Membe said his country supports a review of the Entebbe agreement in favor of Egypt.
A crack in the unholy alliance? Tanzanian FM Bernard Kamillius Membe said his country supports a review of the Nile Entebbe agreement in favor of Egypt.

By World Bulletin,

EGYPT has welcomed a call by Tanzania for a review of the 2010 Comprehensive Framework Agreement signed by upstream Nile Basin countries, known as the Entebbe Agreement, to consider Egypt’s water needs.

In a statement, Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Badr Abdel-Ati hailed the Tanzanian stance as “an important step towards the return of Nile Basin countries to the negotiating table and constructive dialogue to reach a comprehensive agreement that protects the interests of all basin countries and helps them realize maximum use of Nile water.”

In 2010, upstream states Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania signed the Entebbe agreement in an effort to increase their traditional shares of Nile water.  Continue reading Egypt Welcomes Tanzania’s call for Nile Deal Review