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Egypt seeks rapprochement with Senegal in Nile dam crisis ahead of its AU presidency

Egypt looks to strengthen its relations with Senegal and win it over in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam negotiations, to be held under the auspices of the African Union, which is to be headed by Senegal next year.
Egypt's President and current Chairperson of the African Union, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L), takes part in a joint press conference with Senegalese President Macky Sall at the Presidential Palace in Dakar for an official visit on April 12, 2019.

Egypt is looking to strengthen its relationship with Senegal, which will hold the presidency of the African Union (AU) next year.

In this context, Egyptian Ambassador to Senegal Noha Khader announced in an interview with the Senegalese newspaper Le Soleil on July 23 Egypt’s support for Senegal’s upcoming presidency of the AU, set to start as of January 2022.

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