Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia agree basis of Nile water deal

Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Karti (R) attends a press conference on the sidelines of meetings in Khartoum on March 3, 2015 between Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia to try to resolve a dispute over a dam being built by Addis Ababa on the NileThe foreign ministers of Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia said early on Friday they had reached the basis of an agreement on the sharing of Nile waters and Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam. “A full agreement has been reached between our three countries on the principles of the use of the eastern Nile Basin and the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam,” Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Karti told reporters early on Friday morning. Egypt fears Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project would diminish its share of the river waters.

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