US and Egyptian officials discuss water security, Ethiopian dam

LONDON, 27 July 2022, (TON): US embassy in Cairo said “US envoy for the Horn of Africa, Mike Hammer, had met with Egyptian government officials to discuss the north African country’s water security and a number of regional issues.”

Hammer held talks with Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee in the Egyptian House of Representatives Karim Darwish to discuss the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, regional challenges across the Middle East and Africa, and the robust, strategic partnership between the US and Egypt.

Cairo has been seeking a deal for years over the GERD, which Egypt says could put at risk its scarce water supplies. The dam is under construction on Ethiopia’s Blue Nile and Ethiopia started filling the reservoir behind the dam two years ago.

The embassy said “Hammer’s visit helped advance our continued dialogue and ongoing partnership with Egypt.”

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