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Ethiopia, China sign deal amid stalled Nile dam talks

Ethiopia and China recently signed an agreement to protect investment projects, at a time Egypt and Sudan are seeking an international quartet to break the deadlock in the negotiations on Addis Ababa’s controversial Nile dam.
Former Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome (L) and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attend a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, Beijing, China, Oct. 30, 2019.


CAIRO — On March 6, the commissioner-general of the Ethiopian Federal Police, Demelash Gebremichael, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chinese ambassador to Ethiopia, Zhao Ziyuan, on establishing a protection mechanism for the security of major projects implemented within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative in Ethiopia.

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