Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, third left, meets with his counterpart Workneh Gebeyehu, third right, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017. (MENA via AP)
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Egypt said Tuesday the World Bank should be brought in to resolve tensions with Ethiopia over a massive dam on the Nile River that Egypt says threatens its water security. The dispute, which also involves Sudan, centers on control of a share of the waters of the Nile that stretches 6,695 km from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean and is the economic lifeblood of all three countries.Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri spoke in Addis Ababa after a 10-month impasse over technical negotiations for the dam, which will be Africa's biggest hydro-electric plant. Ethiopia maintains that the Grand Renaissance Dam's construction will not reduce Egypt's share of the river.Tuesday's meeting comes as Ethiopia's leader is expected to visit Egypt next month.
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