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.”
Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew said this week that the US was obviously biased in the dam negotiations it facilitated and observed with Sudan and Egypt, last month, as it was clearly manifested in the statement the Treasury Department issued on February 28, 2020.
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.