Monday, January 12, 2015

Sisi to meet Ethiopia’s patriarch, church delegation

Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is set to meet Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch Mathias I on Monday, the presidency’s spokesman said.

Mathias I came to Egypt early Saturday with a large delegation for a six-day visit after an invitation from Egypt’s Pope Tawadros II, Ahram Online reported.

The Egyptian and Ethiopian churches mediated negotiations after spat between the two countries over the Grand Renaissance Dam Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile.

Mathias I met with Egypt’s Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab Saturday.