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.
In July, Ethiopia held around 4 billion cubic meters in the reservoir.
The African Union called, Friday on Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia to urgently finalize a binding agreement on the filling and operation of the Renaissance Dam, with the support of African Union experts and observers.
The footages prove Ethiopia is not serious about GERD negotiations.
Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia agreed on continuing negotiations regarding Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, GERD to overcome ‘points of contention’ according to Sudanese Irrigation Minister Yasser Abbas, Tuesday.
Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia are expected to participate in a mini-summit on Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Tuesday, as part of the African Union-sponsored negotiations.
Sudanese Irrigation Minister Yasser Abbas announced Friday receiving an invitation from South Africa to participate in a mini-summit on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on Tuesday, July 21, Sky News Arabia reported.
The Sudanese government said Tuesday that his country submitted a report on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) to the African Union after the end of the negotiations between the ministers of irrigation of Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopian.
Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew denied, Monday reports circulated by local media claims the country started already filling Grand Renaissance Dam, GERD since July 8.
Egypt is expected to submit its final report on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiations to South Africa as the incumbent head of the African Union on Monday after ten days of negotiations that started earlier on July 3.
Until present, eight days of negotiations gave rise to no outcome.
Negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on the filling and operation the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) continued on Friday for the eighth day in a row.
Egypt’s proposal on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is fair, comprehensive and sustainable, that can achieve development and conserve water resources; Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation spokesperson Mohamed al-Sebaay said.
"Ethiopia is scheduled to begin filling the GERD within the next two weeks, during which the remaining construction work will continue. It is in this period, the three countries have agreed to reach a final agreement on few binding matters," ِEthoipia sai
The African Union and the three countries agreed to form the technical and legal committee tasked to reach an agreement in two weeks
The urgent meeting was announced few hours after a phone call conducted between President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and his South African counterpart.
Egypt’s Presidential Advisor for Health Affairs Mohamed Tag El-Din revealed that Egypt was chosen as a vice-chair of the African Union COVID-19 Response Fund
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi affirmed, Thursday, that confronting the novel Coronavirus, (COVID-19) demands close and continues cooperation between all African countries
The virtual meeting was attended by international observers from the United States, the European Union (EU) and South Africa, the current chair of the African Union (AU), a statement by the Egyptian Irrigation Ministry said.
In a phone call, Shoukry and Pandor stressed the importance of coordinating efforts of the African nations to face the novel coronavirus, which has killed almost 260,000 people worldwide and has been contracted by over 3,755,713.