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.

Daniel Berhane

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