PM Dr. Abiy Ahmed's speech in Cairo

Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed's speech in Cairo, at Ittihadia palace.

By Ethiopia Zare reporter

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi pledged on Sunday to work together and reached compromise on the Nile's (Abayi) water conflict, especially on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

Egypt’s President Al-Sisi asked Ethiopian's Prime Minister to swear on God's name that Ethiopia not to harm Egypt’s share of the Nile water, on the press conference. The Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed did so, repeating the phrase after Al-Sisi in Arabic, according Egypt’s media reports.

During the his speech, the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Ahmed, swore to God that his country will not cause any harm to Egypt's Nile water share, referring to the Egyptian concerns over the negative impacts of the GERD.

PM Dr. Abiy Ahmed stated, “We have no intention to cause any harm to Egypt and its people. We want to benefit from the Nile River without affecting the interest of Egyptians. We want to rebuild confidence between our nations.”

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi of Egypt, pardoned 30 Ethiopians that were sentenced by the Egyptian courts, and allowed them to depart the country with Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, who ended his two-day visit to Cairo on Monday morning.

On June 11 that the 30 Ethiopians left Egypt with Ahmed on his private plane after receiving presidential pardon.




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