Nile | Pres. Morsi: Eritrea supports Egypt's "historic rights"

Apr 16 2013

President Mohamed Morsi held on Monday 15/4/2013 a meeting with Eritrean President Mohamed Morsi and Eritrean foreign minister Osman SalehPresidential Advisor Yemane Gebreab and Foreign Minister Osman Saleh on means of promoting bilateral ties.

The meeting tackled the file of Nile water along with discussing regional and international issues of mutual concern, said a statement released by the Presidency.

Morsi praised the Eritrean stance that supports the Egyptian historic rights in Nile water.

Morsi said he is looking forward to holding a meeting with Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr received Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Eritrean Presidential Advisor Yamani Jibrab.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Amr Roshdi said that Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh conveyed a message to President Mohamed Morsi from Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki.

Roshdi noted that the two sides took up means of boosting bilateral relations between Egypt and Eritrea as well as coordinating stances toward a host of international issues.

He added that Amr stressed Egypt’s keenness on promoting trade with Eritrea.

Source: Egypt State Information Service – April, 16, 2013. Originally titled “Egypt, Eritrea discuss boosting bilateral relations”.

Note: In the original text it refers to Yemane Gebreab as Yamani Jibrab and to Osman Saleh as Othman Saleh.

  1. tazabiw

    The filthy blood suckers of the Sinai are soaking relatives of their ‘ Eritrean hostages’ to the tune of millions. Yet the Eritrean stooges are worried about the waters of the Nile to which their contribution is minimal. The Mereb is a ‘ seasonal river’ and hardly drops a bucket to the mighty Nile. The seemingly patriotic and ultra nationalists haven’t said a ‘ word’ about the ‘ organ trade’ and ‘ extortion’ by the Bedewi tribe in the Sinai Peninsula. I wouldn’t be surprised if this ‘ trade’ is going on with the ‘ blessing’ of the corrupt nomenclatura in Cairo. I am sure some of the ‘ blood money’ trickles to those in Asmara whose patriotism is eclipsed by their ‘ greed’ and mafiosi tendency they learnt from their capos and bosses in Palermo, Napoli and Calabrese while they flipped pizza or manhandled the kitchens.

  2. dembia dembezan

    It’s important to stop the trafficking of refugees, but unfortunately Morsi probably does not care. Give him a photo-op to with Eritrean gov officials for the egyptian public opinion. I support the PFDJ social agenda and I know they are not naive when it comes to the politics of the middle east. Brothers need not worry.