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Can Algerian mediation bring sides closer in Nile dam dispute?

Algeria has become a party in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam crisis after consenting to assume a mediation role to resolve the dispute between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, which experts count on to peddle the wheel of the negotiations.
Sudan's Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Yasser Abbas (R) and Minister for Foreign Affairs Omar Gamar al-Din are pictured during a video conference.

CAIRO — Algeria has now joined the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) dossier, following an Ethiopian invitation on July 29 calling on Algeria to assume a constructive role in rectifying “misconceptions” of the Arab League about the Ethiopian position on the GERD.

Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra began on July 28 an African tour, including Tunisia, Ethiopia and Sudan, during which he met with several officials. He also met his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, in Cairo on July 31 to discuss bilateral relations and the GERD crisis.

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