A Sudanese delegation, led by Minister of Information, Major-General Mohamed Talaat Farid, arrived at Cairo airport, October 7 for a new series of talks with United Arab Republic representatives on the Nile waters dispute.
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SCU El Said El Dine with El Sayed Kotb at airport.
LV Sudanese people with welcome, flag.
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STV Members of Sudanese delegation.
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Background: A Sudanese delegation, led by Minister of Information, Major-General Mohamed Talaat Farid, arrived at Cairo airport, October 7 for a new series of talks with United Arab Republic representatives on the Nile waters dispute.
At the airport to welcome the delegation were Sudanese Ambassador in Cairo, El Sayed Ahmed Moktar Kotb; U.A.R. Minister of the Interior, El Sayed Zakaria Mohi El-Dine; and a group of Sudanese carrying a flag.
Maj.-Gen. Farid announced the next day, after meeting President Nasser, that Sudan's Premier, General Abboud, would be arriving in Cairo, October 10, to sign an agreement on distribution of the Nile waters.
Talks of this problem have been carried on during recent years and have now taken on added urgency as construction of Egypt's Aswan High Dam is scheduled to begin in December. The 400-mile long artificial lake formed by the dam will flood Sudanese territory for about 150 miles along the river's present course.
Egypt has agreed in principle to compensate Sudan for loss of land, and to resettle about 50,000 people, but Sudan is reported to be seeking a greater share of the Nile waters than is allowed for under present arrangements. Sudan has been offered financial assistance by the international Bank for badly needed Blue Nile Dam at Roseires, but only on condition that the new agreement has first been signed with Egypt.