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.
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 However, Cairo has ratcheted up the outdated principle of historical rights, which has been rejected by Ethiopia, repetitively.
Egypt, which has been at loggerheads with Ethiopia over the hydroelectric dam project the latter is building over the Nile, has now defied a UN arms embargo with an alleged arms delivery it has made to Somalia, on February, 2020, The Reporter has learnt.
After months of diplomatic impasse over the Nile, Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have finally decided to resume the tripartite talks without “mediators” or “observers” picking up from where they left off in Washington, The Reporter has learnt.
Following the recent stalemates in the negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), after Washington ordered Ethiopia not to pursue the storage and filling of the GERD; Ethiopia has been reacting to the US’s conclusions calling it “biased and one sided.”
The marathon of negotiations that is being held between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has moved closer to the finish line after the three parties – Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan – agreed a stage-based filling timetable for the dam’s reservoir and two mechanisms for handling periods of drought.
Following the meeting held in Russia, Ethiopia and Egypt have agreed to cool down the tension that arose between the two countries over the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), The Reporter has learnt.
Delivering her a speech in Amharic at the 74th session of the United Nation’s General Assembly (UNGA), the first Ethiopian president do so in UNGA, Sahle-Work Zewdie reflected Ethiopia’s stance with regards to the Egyptian President’s earlier speech dwelling on the longstanding tripartite negotiations over the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which is being constructed on the Nile River, the longest river in the world.
The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) of Ethiopia, Nebiat Getachew said that the proposal tabled by Egypt regarding the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which Ethiopia is constructing over the Nile River, stands in stark contrast to Ethiopia’s national interest and puts country’s sovereignty under question. Ethiopia has been constructing the 6,000MW Dam over the Nile River since 2011.