Sudan might not join the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiations, Monday, with Egypt and Ethiopia according to unnamed sources told al-Arabiya Saudi website.
Safadi comments came in his speech at the 154th session of the Council of the League of Arab States at the ministerial level, which was held via the visual communication technology on Wednesday.
Ethiopia’s Tigray launched Wednesday its regional election in a gesture of defiance against the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s federal government.
The spokesperson revealed in special remarks to the Associated Press that the US suspension reflected the American concern about Ethiopia’s unilateral decision of filling the dam reservoir before reaching a final agreement with Egypt and Sudan.
Abbas’ call came a day after the three water ministers reached another stalemate on Friday in the negotiations and failed to reach a unified draft that includes every country’s proposal and reservations regarding the operation of the dam the filling process of the reservoir.
However, Ethiopia has rejected this proposal, which titled “Lake Tana Project.”
The three technical and legal committees of every country did not reach consensus on the points of contention regarding the operation of the dam the filling process of the reservoir.
Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources spokesperson, Mohamed El Sebaie said Sunday that the Ethiopian GERD negotiations are entering their last phases.
The death of protesters has sparked outrage on social media, which despite a government blackout, was able to document violence against peaceful protestors.
Spokesman for the Ministry of Water Resources Mohamed el Sebaei affirmed, Tuesday that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) talks aims to reach a just, sustainable agreement that is in the interest of the three countries [ Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia]
The Egyptian ministers of Foreign affairs and Irrigation participated Sunday in a tripartite meeting than included Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia to resume the negotiations of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly had a fruitful visit Saturday to Sudan accompanied by a ministerial delegation.
Sudanese sources told Sky News Arabia that the ministers of foreign affairs and irrigation of Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan will hold a meeting Sunday on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
The new ambassador was received at the Cairo International Airport by a team of embassy employees.
A session of talks will be held shortly grouping the delegations of the two countries.
Egypt participated in the Monday meeting, expressing its readiness to resume talks on the basis of the outcomes of the mini-African summit held on July 21.
Spokesperson of the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dina Mufti announced the resumption of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) talks with Egypt and Sudan Monday
Noureldeen added that the government has many ways to reduce losing this amount of water.
Sudanese Irrigation Minister Yasser Abbas said, Thursday that his country has suspended negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, GERD for further internal consultations.
The Egyptian letter voiced Egypt’s refusal to an Ethiopian proposal concerning the points of contentions, asking for reaching a fair and comprehensive legally binding agreement between the three countries.