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Somalia asks Egypt for military aid
Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi plans to visit Ethiopia during the African Union Summit that is scheduled to be held this month.
A visit from the President, who came to power last June, had been expected although the details had not been known until the Information Ministry in Cairo announced that el-Sisi would come to Ethiopia this month. Two previous meetings between the nation’s leaders occurred outside the country, in Malabo and New York at the sidelines of the African Summit and UN General Assembly last June and September respectively. During that time, agreements were made to increase economic cooperation.
Ethiopia has been building ahydro electric project on the Abay River and when that occurred Egyptian politicians voiced concerns. Meanwhile Ethiopia countered by saying that no harm would occur to downstream countries.
Some experts say that the relationship between the two countries appears to have improved since Mohamed Morsi came to power.
Recently, an Ethiopian Public diplomacy delegation led by Abadual Gemeda, Speaker of the House of Parliament, visited Egypt for five days and met with President el Sisi.
Ethiopia has targeted to generate 6000 mw of electric power from the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that is expected to consume over USD four billion. The project that is being constructed in Benshangul Gumuz regional state is being fully financed from public treasury.
Currently, almost half of the project has accomplished, according to the latest information from the Ethiopian government.
Ethiopia is working to expand electrical production from various renewable sources including solar, geothermal and wind as well.
The country has the potential to generate 45,000 mw from hydro sources, with the majority coming from Abay and its tributaries.
Currently, the country is producing a little over 2,000 mw electric power and the majority is from hydro power plants.
In an unrelated story, Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, was in Egypt with the goal of expanding cooperation, including security with the North African country early this week.
On his Twitter account the Somali president tweeted that Egypt will help Somalia to rebuild and train Somali forces. Both presidents, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, during their meeting agreed on special projects that are scheduled to start in 2015.
Somalia wants Egypt to be part of the fighting against the terrorist group Al Shabab.