Tripartite meeting on Ethiopian dam wraps up

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Wed, 26 Sep 2018 - 10:29 GMT

A general view of Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam, as it undergoes construction, is seen during a media tour along the river Nile in Benishangul Gumuz Region, Guba Woreda, in Ethiopia March 31, 2015. AFP.

A general view of Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam, as it undergoes construction, is seen during a media tour along the river Nile in Benishangul Gumuz Region, Guba Woreda, in Ethiopia March 31, 2015. AFP.

CAIRO - 26 Sept 2018: The tripartite ministerial meeting on the Ethiopian dam grouping Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia over two days, wrapped up on Wednesday.

Attending the meeting were the water and irrigation ministers of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia Mohamed Abdel Atti, Kedir Kesem and Khedr Mohamed Selishi Bekele respectively.

A statement released by the Ministry of Irrigation on Wednesday said the meeting witnessed the first participation of an independent research national committee comprising 15 members of the three countries.

During the meeting, Abdel Atti voiced hope over reaching satisfying results from the meeting.

He also pointed out that continuation of discussion on the disputed dam reflected an insistence from the three sides on reaching all possible agreements that maintain the interests of their peoples based on the declaration of principles signed by the three countries.

The three countries had formed a tripartite committee back in 2012 to create understanding and look into the benefits and impacts the project would have on the three countries.

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