Ethiopia had stated that power generation from the dam begins on Feb. 20. That is considered a pilot phase as the filling has not reached full capacity and not all turbines have been installed.
The United Nations Security Council warned on Wednesday that those obstructing political transition and elections scheduled for 24 December in Libya may be subject to sanctions.
Africa suffers from severe consequences of climate change, especially the consequences that relate to water scarcity, drought, land desertification and the threat to food security, said President Sisi.
Radi hailed a statement issued by the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday encouraging Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia to reengage in negotiations under the auspices of the African Union as very important.
Kuwait called upon the international community to intensify efforts, in coordination with the African Union and the League of Arab States, to start negotiations between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, so as to reach a solution that achieves the interests and rights of the three countries, the statement said.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry concluded his meetings in New York with a bilateral meeting with Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield, the Permanent Representative of the United States of America in the United Nations.
The committee includes Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, Morocco and the Arab League. This comes in preparation for the planned Security Council issue on GERD.
Shoury headed on Sunday for New York within the framework of preparations for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on GRED.
These demands include the water share issue and aimed to evade a binding agreement on GERD, Farouq said, refuting Ethiopian claims that the downstream countries of Egypt and Sudan have aborted the previous negotiations rounds.
The current situation of the issue of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) constituted an imminent threat to international peace and security.
A complete file on the issue of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has been submitted to the UNSC to be a reference for the international community on this issue and to document Egypt’s constructive and responsible positions taken over a decade of negotiations, Hafez said.
The 75th session of the General Assembly on Friday elected Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to serve as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council for the 2022-2023 term.
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will hold emergency discussions on Mali Wednesday, a day after an apparent military coup in the crisis-torn West African country, Channels Television reported.
A top Egyptian diplomat on Friday called on the United Nations Security Council to undertake its responsibilities, including holding states supporting and funding terrorism accountable.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said Egypt supports the political dialogue to resolve the Libyan crisis, in accordance with the Cairo Declaration on Libya Egyptian President has announced in June.
Since Ethiopia unilaterally commenced the construction of this dam, our negotiations have included numerous trilateral and bilateral summit meetings between the leaders of our three countries, Shourky says.
Egypt referred this issue to the UN to avoid any escalation that could be caused by unilateral actions, said Sameh Shoukry at the UNSC meeting on the GERD.
The Presidency of the United Nations Security Council, held by France this month, said an open session on Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam issue will take place on Monday, June 29, Sky News reported.
“The Egyptian eagerness to go to the Security Council is a step that its various aspects were assessed, whether it will succeed or not,” Abu Taleb says.
After a decade of discussing technical and legal issues of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Egypt seemingly found it is time to take further steps, in a bid to bring Ethiopia back on negotiations track or at least stop it from filling the dam next mon