Addis Ababa is seeking to fill 13.5 billion cubic meters this year.
That is within the framework of the Council of Arab-African States bordering Red Sea.
“We are always talking about reaching a legal and binding agreement on filling and operation of the dam; an agreement takes into accounts the interests of the three countries,” Shoukry said.
Hala El-Said, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, clarified that the number of development projects in the governorate reaches 169 projects.
The minister notes that 191 development projects are being implemented in the governorate at LE 2.9 billion.
Yet, the ministry indicated that Sudan still adopts the principle of African solutions for African issues by demanding a bigger role for African experts affiliated to the African Union (AU).
Egyptian ambassador to the US Moataz Zahran said that there is a need for cooperation again between Egypt and the United States on the issue of the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
A Sudanese delegation arrived in Cairo Thursday to pay a one-day state visit.
The ministry urged the Ethiopian side not to repeat such hostile acts in the future.
El-Said said that Egypt’s Vision 2030 is being updated in light of the successful economic reforms that were implemented from 2016 to 2019.
The talks among the three states are mediated by the African Union (AU).
The meeting is the first after talks have been suspended for a month.
Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Abdel Aty held Sunday a meeting with the ministry's senior officials.
President Sisi re-affirmed the fundamentals of the Egyptian stance mandating the crystallization of a legal binding agreement.
Al-Mashat announced during the launch of the 2020 Annual Report that the report also reveals that within the development portfolio of the Ministry of International Cooperation, there are 43 projects worth $4.99 billion on SDG 6, making up 19.4 percent of total ODA.
An Ethiopian delegation arrived in Khartoum Tuesday.
The Egyptian Embassy in Beijing organized on Monday a virtual meeting.
The "Farmers Water Ambassadors Initiative" will be launched involving farmer-pioneers in the use of modern irrigation methods.
That was after a visit paid by Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok to Addis Ababa on Sunday.
The project is funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) with $57 billion.