From Radio Miraya - Thursday, 20 May 2010; 14:32:
Kenya joined on Wednesday the Nile water treaty, signed earlier by four countries of the Nile basin, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda and Eritrea. Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo are also expected to sign the treaty while Sudan and Egypt boycott it.
Speaking last week to Radio Miraya, the Sudanese Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources, Kamal Muhamed Ali, said that Sudan will not sign any agreement that will ‘negatively impact' the country's water security and ‘jeopardize' previous Nile water agreements.
The Egyptian Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Nasreddin Allam arrived in Khartoum on Wednesday for a two-day visit to discuss Nile cooperation with his Sudanese counterpart.
In a press release at Khartoum airport Allam said that his visit aims to continue the Sudanese-Egyptian consultations, and joint coordination on the use of the Nile waters to serve the Nile basin countries and its people.