Egypt’s president to meet with Ethiopia PM over Nile dispute
(mcall)—-Egypt’s president says he will meet with the Ethiopian prime minister in efforts to restart critical talks over Ethiopia’s soon-to-be-finished Blue Nile dam, which Cairo claims threatens its water supply.
Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in televised remarks Sunday the meeting with Abiy Ahmed will take place in Russia.
El-Sissi didn’t disclose the time of the meeting, but he will co-chair a two-day Russia-Africa summit on Oct. 23 in the coastal city of Sochi.
The development comes a week after Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan failed to resolve their differences in yet another round of meetings.