Egypt, Ethiopia should meet their interests with no confrontation: Amr Moussa

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Cairo, 3 May 2014 (WIC) - Former Secretary-General of the Arab League Amr Moussa said that the interest of Ethiopia to develop and the interest of Egypt to maintain its water proportion could be met with out getting into confrontation through negotiation.

In his discussion with Nile Basin Senior Journalists in Cairo, he reiterated that Ethiopia has the right to build a hydropower dam for its development using  its natural resource.

The distingushed Egyptian Scholar added that  Egypt will never veto against Ethiopia’s effort to develop itself.   

According to Amr Moussa,  the question on the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam is the fact that the two countries need to create a balance between the two people.

The interests of both countries could be met without getting into confrontation, Amr Moussa said, adding that any development in one country shouldn’t inflict harm in the other.

In connection to the coming Egyptian election, Moussa  said that it will create a new era to Egyptians with no discrimination.

According to Amr Moussa, the new Egyptian constitution guaranteed   25 per cent of the seats to women and 50 per cent of the seats to farmers.

The election will be unconstitutional unless all the seats allotted to women are engaged by them, he said. 

The constitution also guaranteed freedom of expression, creating Arts, music, literature and scientific research; he said adding a lot of strong stipulations are included in the new constitution.

Handicap citizens will be represent, WIC learnt.

Egypt has also invited observers from the Africa Union, COMESA and Arab League to watch how democratic the coming Egyptian election will be.

Amr Moussa served as the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1 June 2001 to 1 June 2011 and from 1991 to 2001 respectively.

It was on the 8th of September 2013 that he was elected president of the committee of 50 that will amend the Egyptian constitution.

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