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.
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 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.
The Special Envoy will hold meetings with officials from the respective governments as well as the United Nations and the African Union.
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 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'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.
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 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.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry received a phone call from Croatian counterpart Gordan Grlic-Radman Monday.
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.
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.
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.
Niger and Senegal are Shoukry’s fourth and fifth stops in his tour that included DR Congo, the current chair of the African Union
The message conveys the status quo of negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and the Egyptian stance on the issue.
The Ethiopian claim that the two GERD bottom outlets are capable of enabling average flow of Blue Nile is incorrect, the Egyptian ministry said.
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.
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.
The two ministers agreed on the need to stop foreign interference in the Arab countries’ domestic affairs
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.