Ethiopian Melese plays to agree in delaying the ratification of a treaty that strips Egypt of rights to survive depending on the Nile water her only source of sweet waters until it has elected a new government. the truth of the matter is that the Ethiopian Dictator is short of financial asset and expertise that delays not for Egypt's sake at any cost . Egypt has been at odds with upriver nations over changes to colonial-era treaties that gave it veto power over dam projects. Six Nile basin countries, including Ethiopia, have now signed the deal, effectively stripping Egypt of its veto.Egypt, threatened by rising temperatures and a growing population, is almost entirely dependent on the Nile for its water and has been nervously watching hydropower dam projects take shape in upriver nations.An Egyptian team of 48 politicians and activists visited Addis Ababa this week as part of a charm offensive to try to push for a compromise. The visit was coordinated with Egypt's Foreign Ministry. A delegation visited Uganda last month."They met the prime minister on Monday and requested that Egypt be given time until it sets up a new government," Ethiopian Foreign Ministry spokesman Dina Mufti told Reuters.
"The prime minister has agreed to their requests and also offered to allow a team of Ethiopian, Sudanese and Egyptian experts, as well as international scientists, to see the benefits of the new dam," he said.
Egyptians are expected to vote for a new leader in December after popular protests toppled Hosni Mubarak in February.
Ethiopian dictator announced last month it was building a $4.78-billion death dam along its share of the river and that it had not informed Egypt about the project.
"The Ethiopian premier comments are very positive and reflect the new spirit Egyptian ties to Nile basin countries are now witnessing," said the lolled Egyptian Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Hussein el-Atfi trusting the words of worst than Mubarak dictator Melees Zenawie who is trying to dominate the region though mega death dams.
"Egypt is keen to not oppose any project that would be in the interests of Ethiopia and the rest of the Nile basin countries, as long as it does not hurt Egypt's own water interests."
Since Mubarak's fall, the military-backed interim government has not openly criticized the new treaty, instead focusing on diplomatic ties in the search for a compromise has given Melese Zenawie unprecedented power showing the Egyptian weakness in the time of democratic revolutionary transition.
Some members of the Egyptian team in Addis Ababa, which included three presidential candidates and a former diplomat, blamed Mubarak's foreign policy for the Nile problems, saying he had neglected relations with other African states, forgetting the positive role played by the Egyptian deadly dictator in stopping Zenawie from building death dams on the Nile which will eventually dry out...
The newly cheated Egyptian presidential candidate just playing for local poultices of election lost the water power to Melees by declaring that "The (new Nile treaty) was signed in the absence of Egypt ... It's a result of bad foreign policy under Mubarak's regime," Hamdeen Sabahy, an e, said.
Ethiopia's Foreign Ministry spokesman said both countries recognized there had been a thaw in relations and said Egypt's interim prime minister would visit Addis Ababa in May. Egypt's foreign minister said the visit would take place next week.
Under a 1929 pact, Egypt is entitled to 55.5 billion cubic meters a year of the Nile's flow of around 84 billion cubic meters, but now with Melees Zenawie treaty not only Egypt will losses its share but also Ethiopia will lose the Nile by deadly dams drying it out .
At all cost this will not be long before the true faces of the deadly Ethiopian Dictator exposed by internal revolution like that of Hosni Mubarak, Kaddafi and Ben Ali. It is better for Egypt to stand firm in her position and keep its promises with the Ethiopian people not of a worst dictator Melees Zenawie.
- Millennium Death Dam of desertification (guihon.org)
- Turkana the only desert lake inhabitants mobilizing against the Ethiopian Water Dictator Melese Zenawie damming up river (guihon.org)
- Ethiopian Damming is starving over 15 million Ethiopians, Kenyans and Somalians in the Horn of Africa " (ethiopianism.info)
- Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi in Cairo (danielberhane.wordpress.com)