Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
The Egyptian side referenced “hard negotiations” Egypt has been involved in to reach a deal that would serve the interests of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia and ensure Ethiopia’s right in development without harming the interests of the two downstream states.
Irrigation ministers of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have agreed on the executive steps of negotiations on the issue of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a statement by the Egyptian side said, a month after Ethiopia’s prime minister congratulated Ethiopians on the completion of the first phase of the dam filling.
Ethiopia affirmed Friday that they will not sign on any agreement that would requires passing specific shares for water from the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) to the downstream countries
Sudanese Irrigation Minister Yasser Abbas said, Thursday that his country has suspended negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, GERD for further internal consultations.
Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi hailed Egypt’s stance rejecting unilateral measures on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, saying that Egypt’s water security is part of the Arab strategic security.
Sudanese Irrigation Minister Yasser Abbas announced Friday receiving an invitation from South Africa to participate in a mini-summit on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on Tuesday, July 21, Sky News Arabia reported.
"Ethiopian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation denied media reports on filling the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) before reaching a bidding agreement with the downstream countries (Egypt and Sudan)," announced the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday.
Secretary General Antonio Guterres said agreement on GERD should be “mutually beneficial” for the peoples of the three countries, Reuters reported, quoting Dujarric.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has requested an “urgent official clarification” from the Ethiopian government after reports quoted the irrigation minister as saying that his country started filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), after rounds of ineffective negotiations.
Egypt is expected to submit its final report on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiations to South Africa as the incumbent head of the African Union on Monday after ten days of negotiations that started earlier on July 3.
Talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam between observers and concerned countries have continued for the ninth day on Saturday, under the auspices of the African Union, to discuss an agreement to fill and operate the massive dam, read a statement by the Egyptian Water Resources Ministry.
Egypt has firmly rejected Ethiopia’s suggestion on postponing reaching a settlement on the points of contention in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiations; Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohammed El Sebaei said.
Ethiopia will not be a cause for “thirst” for any Egypt and Sudan by filling and operating the Grand Renaissance Dam, Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew on Wednesday told Saudi Al-Arabiya.
Egypt’s Ministry of Water Resources referred to fundamental points of contention in the technical and legal procedures and talks between the three concerned countries on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a spokesman said.
The Sudanese Ministry of Water Resources said the country has submitted illustration for its views and main milestones of tripartite negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam since 2011.
Egypt’s Water Resources Minister has introduced an Egyptian proposal on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, aiming at ensuring the Ethiopian goal of generating electricity and, at the same time, avoiding any harm to the Egyptian and Sudanese interests.
Egypt’s Irrigation Minister slammed Ethiopia’s behavior to hamper the course of negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, saying that Egypt will thwart any attempt of transgression against its rights, state’s MENA cited the irrigation minister
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Wednesday said Egypt has introduced a draft resolution on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam to the United Nations Security Council, a day after he voiced Egypt's concern about the dam's safety on lives of more t
The Presidency of the United Nations Security Council, held by France this month, said an open session on Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam issue will take place on Monday, June 29, Sky News reported.
“The Egyptian eagerness to go to the Security Council is a step that its various aspects were assessed, whether it will succeed or not,” Abu Taleb says.