South Sudan is Egypt’s water future, says water resources expert
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has met with his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir to discuss boosting relations between the two countries. The meeting came on Saturday during President Al-Sisi’s first visit to Juba, the capital of South Sudan, since the country’s independence in 2011.
The two heads of state also discussed the latest developments regarding the negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). South Sudan is one of the 11 Nile Basin countries.
Both leaders agreed on the need to reach a legally binding agreement on the Ethiopian dam’s filling and operation, as well as supporting cooperation between Nile Basin countries to achieve development and avoid harming any party.