The message conveys the status quo of negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and the Egyptian stance on the issue.
The African continent is among the regions hardest hit by climate change despite the fact that it is the lowest source of GHG emissions, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said Tuesday.
African Union High Representative for Silencing the Guns Ramtane Lamamra made the statement Tuesday in Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development.
The Egyptian side expressed support to a Sudanese proposal.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry took part Wednesday in the meetings of the Executive Council of the African Union held via video conferencing.
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).
The talks among the three states are mediated by the African Union (AU).
A Congolese delegation visited Cairo on Wednesday to explore ways of cooperation.
Egyptian Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, on behalf of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, will participate, through video conference, in the 14th extraordinary summit of the African Union on Silencing the Guns in Africa by 2020.
Madbouli participated in the session on behalf of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, it added.
Egypt's participation comes as part of efforts to boost security and stability in Africa.
The President welcomed the effort made to follow up on the results of the first Coordination Meeting chaired by his Excellency in July 2019 in Niger.
Shoukry also affirmed Egypt’s support for upgrading the efficiency of both the Union’s Commission and the Secretariat of the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), so as they could be able to implement the plans and programs of the AU Agenda 2063, the statement added.
The three technical and legal committees of every country did not reach consensus on the points of contention regarding the operation of the dam the filling process of the reservoir.
Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources spokesperson, Mohamed El Sebaie said Sunday that the Ethiopian GERD negotiations are entering their last phases.
Cairo offered its deep condolences to the Malian people for the victims of the recent violence, the statement continued.
“The African Union Peace and Security Council suspends Mali from the African Union until the restoration of constitutional order and demands the release of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
President Sisi voiced his rejection of any unilateral measures that would harm Egypt's water rights, expressing his appreciation for President Ramaphosa’s efforts in this regard.
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.