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Ethiopia FM says his country would never harm Egypt

Image of Ethiopia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Workneh Gebeyehu [Estonian Foreign Ministry/Flickr]
Image of Ethiopia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Workneh Gebeyehu [Estonian Foreign Ministry/Flickr]

Ethiopia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Workneh Gebeyehu, said his country would never hurt Egypt or the interests of the Egyptian people.

Speaking at a joint press conference with his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, in Cairo, Gebeyehu stressed that his country has social, political and economic relations with Egypt which should be enhanced.

He accused the media in both countries of focusing on controversial issues in order to ignite them.

Remarking on the construction of the Renaissance Dam on the Nile River, Gebeyehu said Ethiopia has no intention to harm Egypt.

We will not harm the Egyptian people, but they should also help us in making use of our natural resources,

he added.

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