Sudan’s Irrigation Minister Yasser Abbas on Thursday has expressed “deep concern” over Ethiopia’s announcement of plans to implement the second filling of the massive Renaissance Dam, SUNA reported.
Egypt’s Intelligence Chief Abbas Kamel visited Khartoum Monday where he discussed GERD, wide-scale cooperation and regional developments with top Sudanese officials.
“In June 2021, the dam will start its first round of power generation,” he said during an online lecture at the University College London (UCL).
The method used in the negotiation during the past rounds has proven to be useless, the statement said.
The meeting is being held via video conference, said Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Hafez on his Twitter account.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will not talk part in Tuesday's meeting on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) according to Sources told Egyptian Youm7 newspaper.
New negotiations round on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will resume on Tuesday with the participation of all three countries of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia according to President of South Africa and African Union, Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el Sisi discussed the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) developments with South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa during phone call, Wednesday.
Abiy Ahmed’s comments came four days after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s speech at the UNGA.
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.
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.
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
“First of all, I call on all Egyptians to be keen on exercising their constitutional right to choose their representatives in the second parliamentary chamber,” Abdel Aal told Alaa Thabet, Al Ahram’s editor-in-chief.
Sisi said Egyptian media should not mention a military action as an option in the issue of the Renaissance Dam.
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam negotiations resumed, Monday as part of the African Union-sponsored talks, with the participation of Water and irrigation Minsters of the countries of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia.
Water flows in the Blue Nile carries 136 million tons of silt, saying that this amount of silt is enough to fill the Renaissance Dam’s in 50 years.
The African Union called, Friday on Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia to urgently finalize a binding agreement on the filling and operation of the Renaissance Dam, with the support of African Union experts and observers.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly ordered the concerned ministries to install water-saving tap devices in all housing units.
The US administration is considering suspending some aid to Ethiopia, six officials and congressional aides told Foreign Policy, as the latter announced the first filling of the Renaissance Dam, which heightened tensions with Egypt over fears of water shortage.
The footages prove Ethiopia is not serious about GERD negotiations.