Trump speaks with Egypt's Sisi, backs talks on disputed Ethiopia dam - White House

 Trump speaks with Egypts Sisi, backs talks on disputed Ethiopia dam - White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday and voiced support for negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over a giant hydroelectric dam on Ethiopia's Blue Nile, the White House said.

Egypt's foreign minister said last week the Trump administration had invited the three countries to a meeting in Washington on Nov. 6 to try to break the deadlock in the talks.

Egypt fears the dam could restrict already scarce supplies of water from the Nile, on which it is almost entirely dependent. Ethiopia says the dam is crucial to its economic development.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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Updated Date: Nov 05, 2019 07:10:44 IST