Egypt's Sisi and Ethiopia's Ahmed discuss Sudan crisis and GERD dam project

Egypt's Sisi and Ethiopia's Ahmed discuss Sudan crisis and GERD dam project
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The two leaders met in Cairo and discussed a number of issues, including the conflict in neighbouring Sudan, the GERD dam project and bilateral relations.
Sisi on Thursday will host a summit with Sudan's neighbours in a bid to discuss ways to end the conflict that has plagued the country since April [Getty]

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday discussed the Sudanese crisis, bilateral relations and Ethiopia's giant dam on the Blue Nile, the Egyptian presidency said.

Sisi welcomed Ahmed at the presidential palace in Cairo, the presidency added.

Egypt hosts a summit of Sudan's neighbours on Thursday to discuss ways to end a 12-week conflict between rival Sudanese military factions that has triggered a major humanitarian crisis in the region.

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Egypt and Ethiopia, Sudan's two largest neighbours, have been at odds in recent years over the construction of the huge hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile, close to the border with Sudan.

(Reuters)