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State Department official: There are ‘technical solutions’ to Nile River dam issue

At a House hearing on Tuesday, a Republican congressman made an impassioned plea to consider Egypt’s water security regarding Ethiopia’s megadam on the Nile River.
Sudanese and Egyptian armed forces take part in the "Guardians of the Nile" joint military drill in the Um Sayyala area, northwest of Khartoum, on May 31, 2021.

The House Foreign Affairs Committee touched on the outstanding issues involving Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt regarding Ethiopia’s dam on the Nile River at a hearing on Tuesday.

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs Robert Godec testified before the committee along with Sarah Charles, assistant to the administrator of USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance. Most of the hearing focused on the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.

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