Cairo — Eritrea’s President Isaias Afewerki, has assuaged Egyptian concern over the future of the Nile river and has said his country is willing to work with Egypt in the upkeep of the Nile Delta.
The President of Eritrea, who is at the moment is on an official State visit to Egypt, has told his Egyptian counterpart, President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi that his countrymen have been slaving to create a sustainable water infrastructure that could possibly provide for multitudes across multiple nations.
In a joint press conference, Al-Sisi and Afwerki have come out to say that should Eritrea’s and Egypt’s arch-enemy Ethiopia complete its Grand Renaissance Dam, Eritrea will step in to fill up the Nile river with water from Adi Halo Dam.
According to President Afwerki, his administration, cognizant of the “dangerous and selfish geopolitical direction” the Ethiopian regimes seems to often take, has said that his government has been working tirelessly to come up with viable and considerate alternate for neighboring countries.
“Eritrea has come a long way from being a bully of the Horn, to being the good country everyone envies, hence we’d like to assure the Egyptian people that in an event Ethiopia decided to halve the Nile water, Eritrea’s got your back.” President Isaias stated.
On his part, President Al-Sisi commended Eritrea’s new-found generosity and diplomatic tactic.
“By our estimate, Ethiopians, thanks to their corrupt and lazy nature, won’t be able to complete the dam until the year 2973, we commend Eritrea’s thoughtful efforts.” Al-Sisi said.
Calls made by the AT to the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry to comment on the development have went unanswered.