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Nile Council of Ministers holds extraordinary meeting in Uganda

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Nile Council of Ministers holds extraordinary meeting in Uganda

Addis Ababa, March 28, 2017 (FBC) - The Nile Council of Ministers (Nile-COM), the supreme policy organ of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) yesterday held an extraordinary meeting in Entebbe, Uganda.

The purpose of the meeting was to facilitate the resumption of Egypt’s full participation in NBI activities that had been frozen since 2010.

The meeting was chaired by Sam Cheptoris, Uganda’s Minister of Water and Environment and Chairman of the Nile Council of Ministers and was attended by Ministers in charge of Water Affairs from Nile Basin countries.

According to a press release NBI sent to FBC today, the ministers received a report on the concerns of Egypt and accordingly responded to those concerns.

Egypt took note of the report on the responses and asked for more time to study, consult and report back to Nile-COM on their formal position. This was agreed upon by all ministers.

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