The New York Times published on 26 January 2015 an oped titled "Sisi Goes to Addis Ababa" by Alex de Waal, executive director of the World Peace Foundation at Tufts University.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is scheduled to visit Addis Ababa this weekend. This will be the first visit to Ethiopia by an Egyptian president since 1995. De Waal urges el-Sissi to take advantage of this visit to finally make progress on joint management of the Nile River. He argues that Egypt should cooperate with Ethiopia to manage the Nile's waters and join the Nile Basin Initiative's Cooperative Framework Agreement.