The Egyptian Public Diplomatic delegation requested Ethiopia to give Egypt time to sign the Cooperative Framework Agreement on Nile.
The diplomatic mission held talks with Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.
Ethiopian deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs, Hailemariam Dessalegn told the press after the meeting that the delegation requested Ethiopia to give Egypt time to sign the cooperative framework agreement on Nile.
The delegation also asked Ethiopia to let experts examine the impacts of Ethiopia’s project on the Nile waters.
Ethiopia has accepted the request made by the delegation, Hailemariam said, adding, the government accepted the request not because it has doubt on the agreement but because Egyptians need time to elect and form their government.
Hailemariam also indicated that Ethiopia agreed to allow experts to examine Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam to assure Egyptians that the project does not harm them in any way.
Members of the Egyptian delegation for their part expressed satisfaction with their stay in Ethiopia.
After talks with Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, Dr. Mustafa Elgendy, Head of the Delegation and former Member of Parliament said their visit was a success.
Dr. Sally Moore, member of the youth coalition of the recent Egyptian Revolution, for her part said that she believes Ethiopia’s project on Nile would not harm Egypt.
The delegation concluded its mission to Ethiopia.