Ethiopia's foreign minister invites Egypt's El-Sisi for more dam talks in Addis Ababa

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Addis Ababa, 10 June 2014 (WIC) - Meeting with Ethiopian officials on Monday sees President El-Sisi continue promises of 'dialogue' and cooperation between the two countries,  Al Ahram reported

Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom has invited Egypt's newly-inaugurated President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to visit his country, Al-Ahram's Arabic news website reported.

The invitation came during a meeting on Monday at the presidential headquarters in Cairo's Heliopolis district, where El-Sisi met with Adhanom in addition to Egypt's Foreign

Minister Nabil Fahmy and Ethiopia's ambassador to Egypt, Mahmoud Dardeer.

A spokesman for the Egyptian presidency, Ihab Badawy, said that El-Sisi stressed the deep, historical bonds between the two countries and insisted that the issue concerning Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam "should be solved through dialogue".

El-Sisi said that Egypt understands Ethiopia's needs for development and thus Ethiopia should understand Egypt's needs to its share of the Nile.