Irrigation minister: Egypt keen on offering all support to Africans

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Tue, 07 Sep 2021 - 01:15 GMT

Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel-Atti gives a speech at the opening session of the 2020 Cairo Water Week (CWW) on Sunday, October 18, 2020- press photo

Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel-Atti gives a speech at the opening session of the 2020 Cairo Water Week (CWW) on Sunday, October 18, 2020- press photo

CAIRO - 7 September 2020: Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Abdel Aati said on Tuesday that Egypt has been supporting African brethren across history through various cooperation projects.

He noted that Cairo has established several dams, underground water stations and fisheries over the past few years to help African countries.


The minister's remarks were made during a meeting with representatives of the ministries of irrigation, foreign affairs, civil aviation, Azhar and the National Media Authority and other bodies concerned to probe means of enhancing cooperation with African countries.

He explained that Egypt had established close ties with African states in the various fields to meet the needs of their peoples.

The meeting also reviewed the important role played by Azhar to offer grants to all African states as well as operating direct flights between Cairo and a number of African capitals with the aim of activating trade and tourism movement in Africa.

Abdel-Aty pointed out that "Egypt has established many rainwater harvesting dams, underground drinking water stations, fish farms and river marinas, also it has implemented projects to purify waterways and prevent flood risks, and finance; also has prepared technical studies for rainwater. The establishment of dams to meet the aspirations of all countries in development.
 
He pointed to the establishment of a center for forecasting rain and climate changes in the Congolese capital, Kinshasa, and the implementation of several training courses for technical cadres from African countries in the fields of various water resources.

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