The first round of the second meeting of the water and irrigation ministries of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia on the mechanism of operation and filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) held on Dec. 2 - Press Photo The first round of the second meeting of the water and irrigation ministries of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia on the mechanism of operation and filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) held on Dec. 2 - Press Photo

African Union commission welcomes GERD developments

By: MENA
Sat, May. 23, 2020
ADDIS ABABA, May 23 (MENA) - Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki has welcomed the recent developments related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

In a press statement issued late Friday by the AU, Faki commended Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan for agreeing to resume technical-level engagements through their water ministers to resolve outstanding differences and reach an amicable solution.

The chairperson further encouraged the tripartite to pursue their engagements in good faith, guided by principles of cooperation, common understanding and transparency, as stipulated in the 2015 Declaration of Principles on the GERD.

The AU Commission stands ready to assist all parties in finding a peaceful resolution and achieving a mutually beneficial agreement, the statement read.
 
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