"Any action that would be taken without reaching a just and binding legal agreement and without coordination with the downstream countries is a rejected unilateral act," Abdel-Atti said.
“Both presidents agreed to intensify diplomatic efforts in the coming period to reach an agreement that preserves water and development rights for all parties,” Radi said.
Tshisekedi’s tour came in light of the resumption of the tripartite talks between the Nile countries over the controversial dam after the negotiations for reaching a legally binding agreement.
The ministry noted it follows the recurrent talks by Ethiopian officials alleging Sudan of forcing Ethiopia to abide by what they call "colonial agreements" on Nile water and borders.
On March 26, 2021, the UAE proposed to mediate in the negotiations between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia to reach a legal binding agreement regarding the dam.
“The negotiation process led by the African Union (AU) has so far proved its uselessness,” the letter said.
“Time is short. If there is no effectiveness and full involvement of all parties, time will not help us," Shoukry said.
A high-level delegation from the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs has paid a one-day visit to Sudan.
Egypt is diplomatically pressing to find solutions to the outstanding issues regarding the dam’s operation and reservoir filling, particularly ahead of the second round of the filling process due in August 2021.
The meeting is being held via video conference, said Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Hafez on his Twitter account.
During this one-week round, the three countries would discuss a clear and detailed agenda and a tight timetable for the path of negotiation, according to a statement by the Sudanese Ministry of Eater Resources.
Abiy Ahmed’s comments came four days after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s speech at the UNGA.
Due to an increase in Nile water level in Egypt, more than 70 feddans (one feddan equals 1.03 acres) in Egypt’s Delta were flooded five days ago.
The spokesperson revealed in special remarks to the Associated Press that the US suspension reflected the American concern about Ethiopia’s unilateral decision of filling the dam reservoir before reaching a final agreement with Egypt and Sudan.
Abbas’ call came a day after the three water ministers reached another stalemate on Friday in the negotiations and failed to reach a unified draft that includes every country’s proposal and reservations regarding the operation of the dam the filling process of the reservoir.
However, Ethiopia has rejected this proposal, which titled “Lake Tana Project.”
Egypt participated in the Monday meeting, expressing its readiness to resume talks on the basis of the outcomes of the mini-African summit held on July 21.
Noureldeen added that the government has many ways to reduce losing this amount of water.
The Egyptian letter voiced Egypt’s refusal to an Ethiopian proposal concerning the points of contentions, asking for reaching a fair and comprehensive legally binding agreement between the three countries.
On Wednesday, Hamdouk ordered to form a committee under his chairmanship to follow the file of the GERD.