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UAE Crown Prince visiting Egypt after Secret talks over GERD 

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UAE and Egypt looking for enhancing bilateral ties, according to reports. Photo : AFP via Aljazeera

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Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (MBZ), reportedly met on Monday with Egyptian President el-Sisi in Sharm el-Sheikh, a Red Sea resort town. 

According to a report by Aljazeera which cited Egyptian security sources, the Crown Prince discussed bilateral issues including economic investment. 

The Egyptian president has reportedly underscored his country’s commitment to security in the Gulf region. He is said to have rejected “any practices that seek to destabilise it.” 

The Crown Prince’s visit to Egypt came days after a reported secret talk over the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). 

The United Arab Emirates reportedly made arrangements for Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan to meet secretly. 

Sudanese news source, Sudan Tribune, last week reported that the UAE has proposed a roadmap to the three countries to sign a Declaration of Future  Comprehensive agreement on the Nile river. 

The three countries have been unable to reach an agreement regarding the operation and filling of GERD since they started negotiation several years ago. 

The United Arab Emirates had developed a significant influence over Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s administration. The Prime Minister himself publicly talks about his “closeness” to the crown prince.  The UAE has also made a huge investment in Ethiopia. 

It is unclear why the United Arab Emirates initiated a secret talk over GERD. 

With only about 85 percent of the GERD project completed, Ethiopia last month made headlines when it announced early power generation with two turbines. 

The two rounds of filling the reservoir have been completed. Egyptians have been pushing the idea for Ethiopia to complete filling over an extended period of time. 

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  1. To do what about the GERD? I think this meeting must have been initiated by the crown prince himself to hear it from the superpower wannabe Sisi why UAE was not considered as the founding member of Sisi’s NATA -knockoff alliance. With the knockoff alliance sugar drunk Sisi seems to have daydream for our proud and upright brothers and sisters of Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia. He has a wonder dandy plan to use them as his beasts of burden. These pompous Egyptian leaders have a long history of concocting laughable plan. Some of you who are blessed by The Almighty Our Creator to be in your high mileage like would remember Nasser’s comedic show in the 1960’s. You remember UAR? I bet you the late Emperor Haile was roaring in laughter when he heard about it. That was United Arab Republic. Egypt and Syria, that is! I still remember all the fanfare on Nasser’s radio and newspapers. Remember there was his worst nightmare between Egypt and Syria. Military march music almost 24 hours a day! He was so pompous about that he believed his army and with that of Assad was invincible. I lost the count how many times he warned Good Ole USA. Let me ask you a question. What is the other name the 1967 war between Israel and UAR? The Six Day war, right? All that bravado did not last more than 6 days. At least our forefathers fought an enemy who rained poisonous chemicals over their heads like a summer storm for almost a year before they resorted to guerrilla warfare. UAR did not last long. He tried another spiel he called ‘federation’ just to fall flat on his face with it. Now his incarnation Sisi is trying everything laughable abracadabra in his book. Please allow me to guess what the crown prince might have tried to entertain a doable idea about the GERD virtues. In the long run a power line can be strung up across the Bab-el-Mandeb to light up part of the Arabian Peninsula. That will be a way to get back to Sisi for not inviting UAE to the NATO knock-off. I can also imagine how our Eritrean neighbors reacted when Hercules wannabe Sisi told him about his NATO knock-off. Brothers Isaias, Yemane and Osman be saying ‘1959-60 déjà vu! What is the matter with this guy?’

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