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Egypt coordinates with Tanzania as Ethiopian dam negotiations paused

Egypt ramps up coordination efforts with Tanzania amid fading hopes of resuming GERD negotiations.
President of Tanzania Samia Suluhu Hassan speaks at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, New York, Sept. 23, 2021.

Egypt and Tanzania agreed to intensify coordination on the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile, the main Nile tributary.

This was reached Nov. 10 when Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hosted his Tanzanian counterpart, Samia Hassan, in Cairo, in her first visit to Egypt since her inauguration as president of Tanzania last March.

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