A summit meeting between the presidents of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia will be held on 20 February in Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh during the African Investment Conference, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Friday.
According to foreign ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zied, the decision to hold the summit meeting was reached after talks held between Egypt’s foreign minister Sameh Shoukry and his Ethiopian counterpart Tedros Adhanom at the security conference in Munich.
The two had discussed the latest meeting of the three countries’ irrigation ministers in Khartoum on the developments of Ethiopia’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam, which Egypt fears could reduce its share of the Nile water.
They also discussed a number of African regional issues including the situation in South Sudan and the peace agreement between the opposition and the government.
The two foreign ministers met during Shoukry’s visit to Germany and his participation in Munich.