South Sudan reiterates support for GERD

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Addis Ababa, 19 April 2014 (WIC) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has reiterated support for an Ethiopian dam project, according to the Amharic Daily Addis Zemen.

Speaking during a meeting with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Thursday, Kiir said that a recent visit by South Sudanese Foreign Minister Barnaba Benjamin to Egypt had nothing to do with the Ethiopian dam project.   

Kiir, who arrived in Addis Ababa on a one-day visit on Thursday, reiterated that his government supports the construction of the Ethiopian dam.

Benjamin had visited Cairo in March, where he had held talks with Egyptian and Arab League officials.   

The newspaper quoted Hailemariam as saying that Kiir confirmed his country's readiness to sign the Cooperative Framework Agreement (CFA) – an agreement designed to replace the old colonial accords of the Nile water.   

The CFA was signed by Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania. The agreement was ratified by the Ethiopian parliament.

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