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Egypt, Sudan step up diplomatic action as Ethiopia reaches out to regional players

As Egypt and Sudan intensify diplomatic action on the regional and international levels to confront the unilateral Ethiopian policies on the Nile dam, Ethiopia is seeking a countercoalition with regional countries.
Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly (L) welcomes his Sudanese counterpart Abdalla Hamdok upon his arrival in the Egyptian capital Cairo, on March 11, 2021.

CAIRO — In a bid to confront unilateral Ethiopian policies on the Blue Nile, Cairo and Khartoum intensified their cooperation for joint action and cooperation on the diplomatic and information levels.

Meanwhile, Ethiopia is trying to place pressure on Sudan by supporting the Sudanese opposition and trying to forge a countercoalition with Eritrea, South Sudan and Somalia.

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