Sunday, April 2, 2017

Ethiopia: GERD Public Diplomacy Bearing Fruits - Deputy Premier

Bilal Derso,

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The ongoing public diplomacy efforts aimed to promote the positive outcomes of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) are serving the intended purposes.
So said Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairperson of the National Council for the Co-ordination of_Public Participation on the Construction of the Grand Ethiopian_Renaissance Dam.
In an interview with the Ethiopian Press Agency in connection with GERD commencement 6th anniversary, the deputy premier noted as the visits of public diplomacy delegations of Ethiopia helped clear previously held doubts.
He added that the delegation, which set foot in Khartoum and Cairo at various times, had fruitful discussion with stakeholders in each countries.
He said: "Ample supports have been gained from Sudanese side toward GERD while the awareness of Egyptian raised considerably due to the effort."

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