As for the files discussed, Rady said that the two sides tackled the latest developments of the Palestinian cause as the US Advisor’s visit coincides with the assassination of Palestinian Journalist Sherine Abu Aqleh, as the Israeli occupation forces fatally shot Abu Aqleh while on duty.
That was during a meeting with the Japanese ambassador.
On February 20, Ethiopia announced it would generate electricity from the dam for the first time through one turbine (out of planned 13).
Since the Kinshasa talks collapsed, Ethiopia has embarked on a series of unilateral acts that are believed to have a grave effect on the two downstream countries.
British Ambassador to Cairo Gareth Bayley said the UK’s current role is to encourage each of Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia to reach a suitable solution regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) under the sponsorship of the African Union.
Egypt and Sudan affirmed the need for joint work to ensure that the ongoing global developments do not harm efforts to support Sudan’s path toward achieving political, security, and economic stability.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi held discussions on Wednesday with Chairman of Sudan’s Transitional Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan in a meeting in Cairo.
Speaking at the 157th ordinary session of the Council of the League of Arab States at the level of foreign ministers, Shoukry affirmed Egypt’s rejection of Ethiopia’s commencement of operating GERD last month unilaterally.
Shoukry affirmed Egypt’s rejection of Ethiopia’s unilateral act of starting the operation of the Renaissance Dam last month, which is a further violation of Ethiopia’s obligations under the 2015 Declaration of Principles Agreement,
In a meeting with Annette Weber, Special Representative for the Horn of Africa at the European Union, Abdel Aati also warned that such false statements and unilateral management will also cause harms to the downstream countries of Egypt and Sudan.
The Speaker of the Arab Parliament, Abdel Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Asoumi denounced Ethiopia’s announcement to unilaterally start operating the Renaissance Dam as “a serious violation of water rights of Egypt and Sudan.”
The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a brief comment on the Ethiopian announcement issued Sunday.
Sisi arrived in Brussels on Tuesday to attend sixth European Union-African Union Summit, which is set to be held on 17-18 February with the participation of leaders and members states of the AU and EU.
In exclusive remarks with Editor-in-Chief of Ahram Online Ezzat Ibrahim, McKenzie said the US is committed to a diplomatic solution to the GERD issue.
The two leaders touched on a number of regional and international issues of common interest, including the developments of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) file, the Palestinian cause and the crises in Libya, Syria and Yemen.
President Sisi said that the upcoming climate summit (COP27) that would be held in Sharm El Sheikh city in November 2022 will focus on the requirements of the African countries.
Also, Shoukry said that Egypt looks forward to making conditions suitable for the return of Syria to the Arab League in order to play a role in maintaining Arab national security.
In an interview with BBC News Arabic, Madbouli said Egypt even told the Ethiopian side of its desire to take part in the construction of GERD.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al Sisi said on Wednesday that Egypt respects the privacy of each and every country and never interfere in their internal affairs.
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan renewed the kingdom’s support to Egypt and Sudan in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam file as he held a press conference with his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, in Cairo on Thursday.