Egypt's FM, irrigation minister present to U.S. Special Envoy for Horn of Africa negotiation pathway on Ethiopian dam over past decade

Thu, 06 May 2021 - 08:06 GMT

Both parties also held consultations over ways to make the ongoing efforts succeed in reaching a legal binding agreement on the filling and operation of the Ethiopian dam.

Sisi tells US envoy for Horn of Africa GERD is 'existential issue' for Egypt

Wed, 05 May 2021 - 02:36 GMT

The issue of the Renaissance Dam (GERD) is an “existential case” for Egypt, which will not accept putting its water interests or capabilities of its people in jeopardy, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi told the U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa on Wednesday.

Hamdok says Sisi keen to express seriousness of GERD issue to world

Wed, 05 May 2021 - 01:53 GMT

Hamdok in a video call with CNN said the issues that are related to the GERD are very serious, noting that his country is also keen to express to the rest of the world the seriousness of this issue.

US Envoy for Horn of Africa visits Egypt

Tue, 04 May 2021 - 12:11 GMT

The Special Envoy will hold meetings with officials from the respective governments as well as the United Nations and the African Union.

DR Congo’s President will visit Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia to resume talks on GERD

Mon, 03 May 2021 - 08:26 GMT

Tshisekedi’s tour came in light of the resumption of the tripartite talks between the Nile countries over the controversial dam after the negotiations for reaching a legally binding agreement.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says will mediate for GERD issue

Mon, 03 May 2021 - 10:42 GMT

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni pledged to contact the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abi Ahmed, as soon as possible, aiming at bringing all parties points of view closer on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam [GERD] and to start another round of ‘serious negotiations’ on this issue.

Sudan is ready to sue Ethiopia’s government due to GERD threats: Irrigation Minister

Mon, 03 May 2021 - 10:16 GMT

Sudan's Irrigation Minister Yasser Abbas said that Khartoum will bear great losses if Ethiopia insists on conducting the second filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam [GERD] without reaching an agreement.

Sudan refutes Ethiopian statements on water, border agreements

Sun, 02 May 2021 - 12:36 GMT

The ministry noted it follows the recurrent talks by Ethiopian officials alleging Sudan of forcing Ethiopia to abide by what they call "colonial agreements" on Nile water and borders.

Egypt’s Ambassador to U.S. says Washington ‘must act now’ to solve GERD issue, save negotiations

Fri, 30 Apr 2021 - 09:57 GMT

Egypt’s Ambassador to the United States Motaz Zahran said that The United States new administration could save the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiations between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia if they decided to take a real action to mediate again at this stage.

Egyptian, Croatian FMs discuss economic ties, Ethiopian Dam

Mon, 26 Apr 2021 - 03:09 GMT

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry received a phone call from Croatian counterpart Gordan Grlic-Radman Monday.

Egypt’s Sisi, Abu Dhabi ruler discuss crisis of Ethiopia’s Renaissance dam

Sat, 24 Apr 2021 - 09:45 GMT

On March 26, 2021, the UAE proposed to mediate in the negotiations between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia to reach a legal binding agreement regarding the dam.

Egypt's FM concludes African tour discussing GERD in Tunisia

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 - 02:47 GMT

Minister of Foreign Affairs delivered a letter from President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to his Tunisian counterpart Kais Saied on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on Thursday.

Egypt maintained political will to launch serious GERD talks, reach deal, FM tells Senegal's president

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 - 09:36 GMT

As he met with Senegalese President Macky Sall in Dakar, Shoukry affirmed the need to reach this agreement on GERD in a way that serves the rights and interests of the three countries, a statement by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry read on Thursday.

Egypt’s FM hands Sisi messages on GERD to Nigerien, Senegalese presidents

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 - 09:59 GMT

Niger and Senegal are Shoukry’s fourth and fifth stops in his tour that included DR Congo, the current chair of the African Union

FM delivers message on Ethiopian Dam from Egyptian pres. to South African counterpart

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 - 10:56 GMT

The message conveys the status quo of negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and the Egyptian stance on the issue.

Egypt: Ethiopian claim that 2 GERD bottom outlets are capable of enabling average flow of Blue Nile 'incorrect'

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 - 01:39 GMT

The Ethiopian claim that the two GERD bottom outlets are capable of enabling average flow of Blue Nile is incorrect, the Egyptian ministry said.

Egypt's foreign affairs minister embarks on African tour to deliver updates of Renaissance Dam negotiations

Sun, 18 Apr 2021 - 08:23 GMT

Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Shoukry embarked on Sunday on an African tour to update several countries on the developments of the Renaissance Dam (GERD) issue.

Egypt expresses to UAE desire to reach legally binding deal on GERD

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 - 12:01 GMT

Abdel Aati affirmed the need for a binding agreement on the filling and operation of the massive GERD in a way that meet the aspiration of the three concerned countries of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia in development.

Egyptian, Moroccan FMs highlight need to prioritize peaceful solutions to Arab issues

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 09:25 GMT

The two ministers agreed on the need to stop foreign interference in the Arab countries’ domestic affairs

Egyptian, Djiboutian presidents agree on need to resolve GERD dispute to avoid regional implications

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 07:55 GMT

Sisi reiterated Egypt’s fixed stance on the need to reach a comprehensive, legally-binding agreement on the filling and operation of the massive Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, the Egyptian Presidency said in a statement.