Somalia maintains impartial stance on Nile battle: Spokesman

Somali stated on Wednesday it’s impartial on the Nile dam between Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia. “As you know, the Nile does not pass through Somalia and the country’s position is neutral,” presidential spokesman Abdikarin Ali Kaar advised a information convention in Mogadishu as he urged the international locations to search out a peaceable resolution to the sharing of water sources.

Kaar additionally denied that Somalia is siding with Egypt in Ethiopia’s long-running dispute over the Nile Dam within the Great Renaissance.

The remarks got here a day after Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mahamud returned from a visit to Egypt the place he mentioned bilateral ties and the disaster within the Horn of Africa together with his counterpart, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Sisi stated Egypt will assist Somalia in schooling and its combat towards terrorism. But Egyptian media stated the leaders additionally mentioned the battle over Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam, highlighting the hazard of unilateral insurance policies when implementing initiatives on transboundary rivers.

Mohammed Dhaysane

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