Egyptian pounding doggedness for a comprehensive and binding agreement over the utilization of the Nile River equates to condemning the next Ethiopian generation, Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), said on Wednesday.
Ethiopia rejected the attempts of Egypt and Sudan to involve Arab countries on the matters of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
The on and off negotiations between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt regarding the first filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) have resumed with Sudan’s strong opposition to the procedures.
In the middle of an eventful week, where the Ethiopian government has announced the completion of the first stage filling of the reservoir behind the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), and a major breakthrough in the negotiations mediated by the African Union (AU); the administration of Donald Trump is reported to be severely divided regarding the US foreign policy towards the region and a proposed aid cut to Ethiopia in support of Egypt over the GERD issue.
As the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is approaching, Ethiopia is maintaining its stance focusing on sharing the water of the Nile equitably. However, Cairo has ratcheted up the outdated principle of historical rights, which has been rejected by Ethiopia, repetitively.
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