Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry speaks during a United Nations Security Council meeting about the situation in Libya in the Manhattan borough of New York February 18, 2015 - REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
CAIRO – 8 March 2020: The Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Ahmed Hafez, expressed his disappointment on Sunday over the Sudanese Foreign Ministry’s statement that voiced reservations regarding a draft resolution issued by the Arab Council for Foreign Ministers on Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam.
Hafez pointed out in a press statement that Egypt was keen to inform the Sudanese representative at the Arab League about the draft resolution since March 1st, adding that Sudan had confirmed then receiving the draft resolution, however, did not share any comments with the Egyptian authorities.
Hafez added that the Egyptian delegation removed Sudan from the draft resolution as per the Sudanese authorities’ desire. The spokesperson said that the amendments suggested later by Sudan seek to weaken the draft resolution.
Hafez said that the Arab Council for Foreign Ministers’ meeting only supported the Egyptian water rights in accordance with the International law principles and called for signing the already-brokered agreement in US Washington.