Tunisia “did not wish” that the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’s issue would have escalated to the Security Council and had hoped a legally-binding agreement could have been reached to guarantee “Ethiopia’s right to development and the two downstream nations’ to water.”
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has said that Ethiopia’s statement at the Security Council’s session on the Renaissance Dam (GERD) was not on par with Egypt’s or Sudan’s, naming multiple successes for the two downstream countries at the international event.
The minister will also hold meetings with the foreign ministers of EU countries and senior officials at the European Commission.
On July 8, a UNSC session was held for members to present their viewpoints on the crisis as well as the foreign ministers of Egypt and Sudan, and the irrigation minister of Ethiopia.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said Egypt and Sudan called for a Security Council meeting in light of “the existential threat” to the people of both countries from the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
The Arab Council for Human Rights urged the United Nations Security Council on Thursday to behave decisively on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam issue as the council is set to meet tonight.
“What do we expect from the Security Council?... The answer is nothing. Then why are Egypt and Sudan there?... To do the right thing. We did everything and the world is watching," said talk show host Amr Adib.
Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Mariam al-Sadeq al-Mahdy has been clarifying her country's position on the issue.
Tunisia is one of the 10 elected non-permanent members of the UNSC for the term 2020/2021.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said his meetings and phone calls with his Chinese and Russian counterparts come as part of Egypt’s efforts to explain its position ahead of the Security Council session on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with his Sudanese counterpart Mariam Sadig al-Mahdy on Wednesday for further coordination ahead of the Security Council session on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to stress the international community’s responsibility for contributing to resolving the situation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) issue.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told his Congolese counterpart Felix Tshisekedi Wednesday that Egypt and Sudan took the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) issue to the Security Council because of Ethiopia’s intransigence and attempts to impose a fait accompli.
Kuwait has expressed support for Egypt and Sudan’s endeavors to contain the crisis of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), calling on the international community to intensify efforts alongside the African Union and Arab League to oversee negotiations between the two downstream countries and Ethiopia.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with the Indian Permanent Representative to the United Nations to present Egypt’s position on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) hours before the Security Council session on Thursday.
The Thursday Security Council session on GERD matters a great deal to Egypt because it will show the fairness of the Egyptian cause on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
In less than a day, a Security Council session will adjudicate on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) as a mechanism to preserve international peace and security.
That is ahead of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) crisis taking place on June 8.
The Arab League has expressed its disturbance of Ethiopia’s letter to the UN the Security Council, in which the government rejected the intervention of the League in the Renaissance Dam
Sudan’s Irrigation Minister Yasser Abbas said the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) issue has become a threat to the regional security and peace, expecting the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to take into consideration Sudan’s demands in this regard.