Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia reach agreement on use of Nile waters

Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Karti, right. Nile dam talks between the foreign and water ministers of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have reached a preliminary agreement. Ashraf Shazly / AFP Photo

The foreign ministers of Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia said 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 said on Friday.

The principles will be submitted to the heads of the three states for approval, Mr Karti said.

The talks, which started in Khartoum on Tuesday, focused on the sharing of the Nile river waters between the countries and resolving a dispute over a hydroelectric dam being built by Addis Ababa.

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