Friday, December 23, 2011

Egypt and Sudan still want to Keep their colonial share of the Nile waters according to the Sudan Vision

Egyptian-Sudanese Nile Water Authority to Meet in Cairo Tuesday

The Joint Nile Water Permanent Technical Committee is to convene its meeting in Cairo during the period December 20-22 this year.
The Sudanese delegation will be headed by the minister of water resources, Dr. Salah Yousif, and his Egyptian counterpart, Dr. Hisham Gandeil.
The meeting will discuss the latest development in the cooperation mechanism of coordination with other Nile Basin countries.
In addition, the meeting will discuss the latest development in the technical cooperation and water development projects in South Sudan which was reached according to a memorandum of understanding signed with the government of South Sudan for implementing a number of development projects under a $26.6 million Egyptian grant.
The meeting will also discuss the position of flood this year and indictor of next year flood.
According to MENA, Gandeil told reporters yesterday that the most important issues that will be discussed in the meeting will be the unification of the visions of both Egypt and Sudan in advance of the extraordinary meeting of Nile Basin ministers of water to be held in Burundi in January next year as regards the framework agreement and how to preserve the historic rights in Nile water of both Egypt and Sudan.
At the Burundi meeting, the Sudanese side will be headed by the chairman of Nile Water Authority, Engineer Ibrahim Saleh, while the Egyptian side will be headed by chairman of Nile Water Authority at the Permanent Technical Authority meeting, Dr. Mohammed Abdel Atti.

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