Al-Sisi expects the Egyptian army to carry out foreign missions

The Egyptian coup leader, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, said on Saturday that the Egyptian army could carry out foreign military missions “if necessary.”

This came in statements to him during his visit to the Egyptian Air Force units in the western military zone of the country, according to local media.

Addressing the army, El-Sisi said: “Be prepared to carry out any mission here within our borders or if necessary outside our borders.”

He added: “The Egyptian army is one of the most powerful armies in the region, but it is a rational army, which protects and does not threaten, and is able to defend Egypt’s national security inside and outside the borders of the homeland.”

Al-Sisi indicated that his country’s army, air force and border guards have been working for more than 7 years to secure the borders with Libya.

This comes at a time when negotiations stalled the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, as Egypt announced on Friday that it had asked the Security Council to intervene to resolve the crisis.

A statement by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry stated, “Egypt asked the Security Council to intervene with a view to reaching a fair and balanced solution to the issue of the Ethiopian dam and not to take any unilateral measures that might affect the chances of reaching an agreement.”

Al-Sisi expects the Egyptian army to carry out foreign missions

Ethiopia plans to start filling the Renaissance Dam in this rainy season, which coincides with next July, amid a Sudanese-Egyptian refusal to fill a unilateral decision without an agreement.

Over the course of 7 days, the last of which was Wednesday, technical negotiations were held via television circles between the three countries, in the presence of observers from the European Union, South Africa and the United States, but they did not reach a joint result or agreement, on the rules of filling and operating the dam, amid mutual accusations between Egypt And Ethiopia about the cause of failure to reach a result.

Cairo fears the potential negative impact of the dam on the flow of its annual share of the Nile River water amounting to 55.5 billion cubic meters, while Sudan gets 18.5 billion.
While Addis Ababa says that it is not intended to harm Egypt’s interests, and that the goal of building the dam is mainly electricity generation.

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