June 27, 2020 / 6:39 AM / 10 days ago

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to agree Nile dam in weeks

ADDIS ABABA, June 27 (Reuters) - Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will agree a deal to fill the giant Nile dam in two to three weeks, Ethiopia’s water minister said on Saturday, a day after leaders from the three countries and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who chairs the African Union held an online summit.

“Consensus reached to finalize the #GERD agreement within 2 to 3 weeks,” Seleshi Bekele, Ethiopia’s Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy said in a tweet. (Reporting by Giulia Paravicini, editing by Louise Heavens)

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