There are no innocent parties here - in Ethiopia or Egypt. It is good that the Egyptian leader is making clear that the things said are not the official line, but just discussion. People can overreact - I do. But instead of sending messages like this, when are Egypt and Ethiopia AND Sudan (by the way, in the watershed, not included in the discussions so far) going to sit down and talk about solutions?
The countries need mediation. I don't see it coming from the NBI or World Bank - why not tap the Nile Project? They embody a set of great mediators, facilitators, community leaders, and great creative and scientific minds. I think that they are eager to help promote dialogue rather than political maneuvering.
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