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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Egypt is working hard on returning to the Nile Basin Initiative

Egypt is stepping up the charm offensive on returning to the Nile Basin Initiative, with diplomatic sources which attended last week’s NBI Ministerial Committee talks in Khartoum telling Al Monitor that Egypt’s delegation had stressed the possibility of Egypt reactivating its NBI membership and putting aside differences. The Egyptian delegation appeared open to restarting talks on the Entebbe agreement, which rearranged Nile water allotments and what drove Egypt to withdraw in the first place.

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