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International water issues
Eritrea is part of the Council of Ministers of Water Affairs of the Nile Basin States (Nile-COM) as an observer, together with Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, the United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda. It is a prospective member of the Nile Basin Initiative. The Setit and Mereb-Gash rivers are shared with Ethiopia.