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Egyptian FM kicks off regional tour to boost support in Ethiopia row

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry's seven-country tour comes amid escalating tensions between Cairo and Addis Ababa over construction of the Renaissance Dam.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry attends a meeting with foreign Ministers and officials from countries neighbouring Libya to discuss the conflict in Libya, in Algiers, Algeria January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina - RC2OLE9V6DIR

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry kicked off a tour of seven Arab countries March 8, seeking support for his country’s long-running dispute with Ethiopia over the future of a massive hydropower project on the Nile. 

Shoukry met with Jordan’s King Abdullah in the capital of Amman and delivered a letter from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. He’s expected to meet with leaders in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, according to the Jordanian newspaper al-Ghad.  

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