"Ethiopia is scheduled to begin filling the GERD within the next two weeks, during which the remaining construction work will continue. It is in this period, the three countries have agreed to reach a final agreement on few binding matters," ِEthoipia sai
Egypt’s Ministry of Irrigation described Cairo latest talks as “stumbled,” and discussions only tackled procedural sides “due to Ethiopia’s rejection to discuss Egypt’s proposal to Sudan.
Egypt discussed its vision on the filling process of the GERD reservoir.
“The average of the Nile water flow is 84 billion cubic meters, as it is variable between 50 billion cubic meters to 140 cubic meters,” he said.
“Ethiopia has not yet begun to fill the reservoir of the Renaissance dam […] Egypt will not accept that its [water] share of the Nile water could be affected,” said Minister Mohamed Abdel Atti.
They checked the dam by visiting six sites that lie inside, outside, and at the borders of the reservoir.
Egypt reiterated its denial to media reports claiming that Ethiopia has started filling its reservoir of the under-construction Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).