The Egyptian Minister of Immigration, Nabila Makram, called on all citizens residing outside the country to publish videos of Egypt’s right to the waters of the Nile.
The Egyptian Minister’s request came in support of the cause of Egypt before the world, and to complement the support of Egyptians abroad to their country in this regard, depending on the great influence they have within the foreign societies in which they are present.
Nabila Makram, Minister of Immigration, said in a statement today, Thursday: “We strongly believe in the strength of the Egyptian communities abroad, and the difference they may make in favor of Egypt, by influencing their societies to define and emphasize Egypt’s water rights and conditions, adding that this call came in response to the request of a large number of Egyptians. Abroad, to provide them with videos of Egypt’s right to the Nile waters, and the Egyptians felt at this important stage of the negotiations the necessity of completing the wide support campaigns they had begun during the previous periods in defense of the right of Egypt and Egyptians to the waters of the Nile.
The Minister of Immigration also expressed her thanks “to the Egyptian communities abroad for all their efforts to defend Egypt’s rights in the Nile waters. The Egyptian community in the United States had previously launched an electronic campaign to sign a memorandum urging the American administration to support the negotiations of the Renaissance Dam and protect Egypt’s water rights.” In the Nile River, many Egyptians abroad and at home interacted with that campaign, and electronic signatures reached 68,416 electronic signatures since the launch of the campaign in less than a week.
A number of Egyptians gathered in front of the White House in March of last year, urging the American administration and the World Bank to make more efforts to protect Egypt’s water rights in the Nile River.