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.
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 plan, which was approved by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, could suspend about $130 million from the aid.
New Ethiopian Ambassador to Egypt Markos Tekle Rike on Thursday presented his credentials to the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, to officially start his duties, amid growing conflict between Egypt and Ethiopia over filling and operating the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources spokesperson, Mohamed El Sebaie said Sunday that the Ethiopian GERD negotiations are entering their last phases.
Irrigation ministers of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have agreed on the executive steps of negotiations on the issue of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a statement by the Egyptian side said, a month after Ethiopia’s prime minister congratulated Ethiopians on the completion of the first phase of the dam filling.
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).
sked about the Ethiopian intransigence concerning the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), the EU spokesman underscored the necessity of working out a practical and acceptable solution for the current dispute.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said that the country is still prioritizing the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiations along with preserving Egypt's water interests and protecting it.
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
Ethiopia affirmed Friday that they will not sign on any agreement that would requires passing specific shares for water from the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) to the downstream countries
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.
Both the Sudanese and the Egyptian Ministries of Irrigation said Tuesday that the tripartite negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) are suspended to discuss the Ethiopian offer.