Saturday, March 06, 2004

Nile Treaty: Egypt's position ahead of talks ...

Tomorrow, representatives from the riparian states will be in Uganda for discussions about the Nile Treaty. Egypt's water minister, Mahmud Abdel Halim Abu Zeid, had this to say about his country's position.
"The talks will have to comply with one permanent feature: not to touch Egypt's historical rights," the minister told a news conference.

...He said the talks should focus on "the means to benefit from the Nile water which are lost," and not on a review of Egypt's share.
Last post on the issue ... here.

CORRECTION: Meeting starts Monday.