South Sudanese President Salva Kiir said in a Sunday press conference with his Egyptian counterpart that Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had promised him to resume negotiations with Egypt and Sudan on Renaissance Dam after the formation of a new government but failed to keep his promise.
The UN Security Council will privately discuss, Friday Ethiopia’s decision to expel seven of the United Nations senior workers, according to Reuters.
Ethiopia’s Ambassador to Egypt Markos Tekle announced his country’s intention to close its embassy in Cairo starting next October, for ‘financial reasons’ aims at reducing the costs of the embassy.
UN Secretary-General reaffirmed the United Nations’ support for the African Union’s mediation efforts among the three Nile countries.
The US administration, under President Joe Biden, signed an executive order on Friday that allows further sanctions against parties involved in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict.
Ethiopia said "Tunisia’s historic misstep in advancing the Council’s pronouncement undermines its solemn responsibility as a rotating member of the UNSC on an African seat.”
Mr. Christophe Lutundula said that his talks with the Egyptian side are positive and would help find a necessary solution to the GERD issue.
Egypt has welcomed the UN Security Council statement issued, Wednesday on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) encouraging all three countries [Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopian] to resume negotiations
Tunisia “did not wish” that the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’s issue would have escalated to the Security Council and had hoped a legally-binding agreement could have been reached to guarantee “Ethiopia’s right to development and the two downstream nations’ to water.”
UNICEF had warned that 100,000 Tigray children are vulnerable to malnutrition that can be life threatening over the coming 12 months.
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi discussed the latest development in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) issue with Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra on Sunday.
She affirmed her country’s firm position towards a binding legal agreement on filling and operating the controversial Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reiterated Egypt’s stance on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) to South Sudan’s Vice-President James Wani Igga, where a legally-binding agreement on the filling and operation of the structure is necessary to answer to development demands in Ethiopia and downstream countries.
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stressed that Russia takes an equal stance regarding the differences between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt over the Renaissance Dam, calling on all parties to take a responsible approach to resolving the water dispute.
"Both leaders expressed their commitment to working together so that the DRC can realize its vast potential and continue on a positive trajectory,” the US Department of State said.
Roseires Dam administration warned that the delay in the negotiations resumption puts the Sudanese hydropower plant in peril.
“Kuwait's leadership, government, parliament, and people affirm their support for Egypt in facing all the challenges it faces,” Al-Ghanim was quoted by Veto Gate.
The UNSC urged Ethiopia to cooperate with relief assistance teams who are working to provide the needs of around four million people in the Tigray region.
The Egyptian Water Minister, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development Eve Bazaiba Masudi, and Egyptian Ambassador in Kinshasa Hamdy Shabaan inaugurated the Flood and Rain Forecasting Center on Thursday.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sudan Maryam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi accused Ethiopia of threatening peace and security by violating international law and good-neighborliness.