Uganda said late Wednesday that it had signed an agreement with Egypt to exchange military information, in light of the escalating tension between Egypt and Ethiopia over the Renaissance Dam.
According to a statement issued by the UPDF, the agreement was concluded between the Egyptian Intelligence Service and the Ugandan Defense Force Military Intelligence Headquarters.
And according to “Reuters” agency, the agreement includes the regular exchange of information between the two countries.
“The fact that Uganda and Egypt share the Nile makes cooperation between the two countries inevitable because what affects Ugandans in one way or another affects Egypt,” the Ugandan People’s Defense Forces statement quoted Major General Staff Sameh Saber al-Degwi, a senior Egyptian intelligence official who headed the Cairo delegation to Kampala. .
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi had warned of the risks of conflict because of the Renaissance Dam that Addis Ababa is building on the Blue Nile, one of the Nile’s tributaries.