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Ethiopia, Rwanda, to Tackle Equitable use of the Nile waters

President of Rwandathe pro tempore leader of the African Union (AU) Paul Kagame, hold talks about the equitable use of the Nile waters President of Rwandathe pro tempore leader of the African Union (AU) Paul Kagame, hold talks about the equitable use of the Nile waters
Addis Ababa, May 27 (Prensa Latina) Rwanda President Paul Kagame, on an official visit to Ethiopia, today talks about the equitable use of the Nile waters in meeting with national authorities.
In turn, Kagame, who is the pro tempore holder of the African Union (AU), will discuss with officials of the regional body on the ongoing reform process, which aims to improve the role and actions of the different sub-departments of the organization.

This program of changes, according to official sources, is also of interest to Ethiopia, which repeatedly called for strategic partnerships to revive the work of the AU, whose headquarters is in Addis Ababa.

Given that both countries are part of the Nile basin, that will be a subject of important debate, stressed Meles Alem, spokesman for the Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Ministry.

The African horn nation is building in the river system the largest hydroelectric dam in the continent, of 6,450 megawatts.

The Government will use the profits generated both for internal use and to increase export earnings, selling energy to other African countries, including Rwanda.

According to the reports issued, the Rwandan president visited textiles and garment manufacturing companies within the facilities of the emblematic industrial park Hawassa, built by China.

It is expected that Kagame's visit to the park and other infrastructure will share with Rwanda the positive aspects of Ethiopia's experience in the sector.

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  • Countries: Africa

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