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Egypt, Sudan go in on industrial zone for Khartoum

Egypt is courting Sudan with a joint industrial zone in Khartoum in a bid to boost cooperation against the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
KHARTOUM- SUDAN - JANUARY 28: general view shows of the Nile River during the sunset of the city of Khartoum on 28 January 2021. 

  (Photo by Abdulmonam Eassa/Getty Images)

CAIRO — As Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia fail to reach a satisfactory agreement over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) despite the many rounds of negotiation over the past years, Cairo is looking to boost cooperation with Sudan.

The rapprochement includes military exercises as well as efforts to achieve joint cooperation in industry and trade and foster social ties between the Egyptian and Sudanese people as well as help them counter the GERD together. 

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