The delegation includes three presidential hopefuls and representatives of young people who helped topple president Hosni Mubarak.
Presidential hopefuls Hamdian Sabhy, Hisham Basetawsi and Bosayna Kamel, other key politicians and authors seek to convince Ethiopia to consider Egyptian interest in the Nile River.
In the mean time,
In his opening speech at the National Conference on the Utilization of the Nile River, Alemayehu Tegenu, Minister of MoWE, said that the river takes up 50 percent of the country’s surface water and has 40 percent hydropower potential and 30 percent irrigation development potential.
Ethiopia, which has some 12 rivers in its territory, is the biggest contributor (86 percent) to the Nile River, the longest river in the world. Abay, Baro Akobo, Tekeze and Mereb are the major tributaries of the Nile River.