Egypt's FM to visit Ethiopia

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Addis Ababa, 3 September 2014 (WIC) - Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is set to visit Addis Ababa on Thursday for further talks on Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam.

According to Ahram Online, Shoukry will meet his counterpart Tedros Adhanom to discuss the construction of the dam.

Shoukry, who has been on a European tour visiting Germany, France and Italy, will head directly to Addis Ababa to discuss the findings of the latest round of negotiations between both countries.

A breakthrough in talks between both countries seemed to have been reached when Egypt's Irrigation Minister Hossam El-Moghazi said last week that 85 percent of the issues concerning Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam had been resolved.

Top officials from Egypt and Ethiopia were engaged in tripartite talks in Sudan's Khartoum in late August.

Ethiopia maintains that Egypt's water share will not be negatively affected by the successful completion of the project, set to be Africa's largest hydroelectric dam.