Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)
“Ninety-five of Egyptian territories are desert and we rely on Nile water by 95 percent, so the water resources in Egypt is very critical to any projects or works without prior coordination,” said Water Minister.
Sources told Egypt Today that a tripartite meeting would be held on the sidelines on Sunday between the heads of state of Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan.
There is no relation between the crisis over the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)and the government’s decision to reduce the rice agriculture area in Egypt.
Parliament approved on Sunday during its plenary session the government-drafted law to amend some provisions in Agriculture Law No.53 of 1966.
Ethiopia and Sudan have not responded to the invitation sent by Egypt to resume the negotiations over the Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD).
Egypt denied media reports claiming that Egypt “hindered” an agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) from being concluded
“People are right to question why we did not announce we were running earlier,” the candidate said.
The commission comprises the foreign ministers and intelligence heads of both countries.
The leaders of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will meet on the sidelines of the 30th African Union Summit by the end of this month.
Ethiopia wants the consulting company to disregard the dam’s effect on the subsequent economic, social and environmental effects, the minister said.