The plant aims to produce electrical power with a capacity of 2,115 megawatts and is being implemented at a cost of $2.9 billion.
Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources spokesperson, Mohamed El Sebaie said Sunday that the Ethiopian GERD negotiations are entering their last phases.
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.
A session of talks will be held shortly grouping the delegations of the two countries.
Egypt has expressed solidarity with Sudan after Bout Dam collapsed in the southeast of the country, destroying hundreds of homes.
The prime minister's statements came despite thenegotiations between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan that are still underwayto reach a final agreement that ensures the rights of the three countries are preserved.
Those who participate “in the destruction of the nation cannot be considered guardians of the nation,'' Abiy Ahmed said.
This international position would have represented an important legal and diplomatic constraint on Ethiopia.
There are great Egyptian attempts to facilitate benefiting from this huge project to achieve development.
Shoukry said Egypt seeks to make the GERD a supporter to the Ethiopian economy, adding that Ethiopia, however, has refrained from signing an agreement.
The American National Security Council posted Wednesday a tweet in which it urged the Ethiopian government to reach a “fair” deal on GERD.
The dam and the hydropower plant are executed by a coalition of Arab Contractors and El Sewedi Electric.
Shoukry and Borrell tackled the bilateral relations between Egypt and the European Union.
It is pertinent to mention that Sudan has rejected an Ethiopian proposal to sign an initial agreement permitting the filling of the controversial dam.
Okasha said the Sudanese move brings the matter to its proper path, which relies on cooperation and negotiation.
The Sudanese Ministry of Irrigation, representing Sudan’s government, rejected Tuesday in a press statement an Ethiopian proposal of a “partial agreement”.
For Egypt, reaching an agreement on the GERD is not only a matter of legal obligation; it is an imperative of survival.
A number of Ethiopians living in the United States participated Sunday in the protest organized by the Egyptian community in America outside the White House.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Ahmed Hafez, expressed his disappointment on Sunday over the Sudanese Foreign Ministry’s statement.