BAGHDAD, Iraq and Jordan announced their support to Egypt to protect its water rights.
During a three-way meeting in Baku on the sidelines of the 18th NAM summit, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry briefed his Iraqi and Jordanian counterparts, Mohammed Ali al-Hakim and Jordanian counterpart Ayman al-Safadi, on the developments related to the Renaissance Dam negotiations and the outcome of the meeting held by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abi Ahmed in Sochi.
Shoukry stressed that Egypt is seeking a solution that preserves the rights of states, based on international law and the rules of international legitimacy, and through a binding agreement, so as not to harm Egypt’s interests and water security.
For their part, the two ministers Hakim and Safadi affirmed their countries’ stand with Egypt in its endeavor to protect its water rights and resolve the dispute through negotiations in accordance with international legitimacy and to preserve the rights of states.
The ministers agreed to hold the next ministerial meeting in Amman early next month.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency