Ethiopia’s 2nd filling of GERD threatens int’l peace, security: Egyptian lawmaker

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Wed, 07 Jul 2021 - 10:58 GMT

Renaissance Dam - FILE

Renaissance Dam - FILE

CAIRO – 7 July 2021: Chairman of Foreign Relations Committee at the Parliament Karim Darwish stressed that Ethiopia's second filling of the Renaissance Dam “threatens international peace and security.”

 

He further described Ethiopia’s escalation that it “contradicts with the obligations and pledges of countries in international conventions to make peaceful endeavors to solve international problems. inheriting international agreements.”

 

Darwish added that Ethiopia did not respect the principle of African solutions to African problems through prolonged rounds of negotiations under the auspices of the African Union, but Ethiopia rather evaded reaching a binding legal agreement to fill and manage the dam.

 

He further explained that the problem lies with the existing Ethiopian regime, and not with the friendly Ethiopian people who have common historical bonds with the Egyptian people.

 

“Egypt has always emphasized its keenness to achieve development in Ethiopia without harming Egypt and Sudan's water rights, which is something that can be achieved if there are intentions and responsibility,” he continued.

 

The Head of Foreign Affairs of the Representatives concluded his statements that the Egyptian political leadership has repeatedly stressed that “the Egyptian rights will not be diminished or harmed, and that the water issue is an issue of both Egyptian and Sudanese national security.”

 

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