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In Letter to AU, Egypt affirms total rejection to Ethiopia’s unilateral acts on GERD

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 - 11:09 GMT

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.

Egypt objects Ethiopia's 'unilateral act' of filling Renaissance Dam reservoir

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 - 03:39 GMT

In July, Ethiopia held around 4 billion cubic meters in the reservoir.

AU calls urgently on finalizing GERD settlement; Ethiopia says does not want ‘binding agreement’

Fri, 24 Jul 2020 - 04:21 GMT

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.

Another provocative move, Ethiopia TV airs footages of filled GERD lake

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 - 01:35 GMT

The footages prove Ethiopia is not serious about GERD negotiations.

Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia agree on continuing Ethiopian Renaissance Dam negotiations: Sudanese Irrigation Min.

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 - 05:45 GMT

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, Ethiopia to participate in mini-summit on Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Tuesday

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 - 03:27 GMT

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.

Mini-summit on Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam to be held, Tuesday

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 - 10:54 GMT

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.

Sudan’s report on GERD meetings excludes possibility of final agreement

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 - 10:36 GMT

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 decline local media reports on starting filling GERD

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 - 02:09 GMT

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 to submit final report on Ethiopian Renaissance Dam negotiations to African Union, Monday

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 - 09:06 GMT

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.

Negotiations on GERD to end July 12, intl. observers report to AU to be submitted July 13

Sat, 11 Jul 2020 - 09:47 GMT

Until present, eight days of negotiations gave rise to no outcome.

Tripartite technical, legal meetings over Ethiopian dam in 8th day of negotiations

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 - 07:10 GMT

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 GERD fair, comprehensive: Irrigation Ministry

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 - 04:09 GMT

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.

Despite AU meeting's outcomes, Ethiopia to start filling GERD reservoir in next 2 weeks

Sat, 27 Jun 2020 - 01:00 GMT

"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

Final agreement on GERD to be reached within 2 to 3 weeks: Ethiopia

Sat, 27 Jun 2020 - 11:46 GMT

The African Union and the three countries agreed to form the technical and legal committee tasked to reach an agreement in two weeks

African Union holds urgent meeting on GERD

Fri, 26 Jun 2020 - 12:59 GMT

The urgent meeting was announced few hours after a phone call conducted between President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and his South African counterpart.

Egypt chosen AU COVID-19 Response Fund vice-head with aim to raise money for epidemic: Presidential advisor

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 - 08:02 GMT

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

Sisi asserts importance of cooperation between African countries to confront COVID-19

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 - 06:16 GMT

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi affirmed, Thursday, that confronting the novel Coronavirus, (COVID-19) demands close and continues cooperation between all African countries

GERD: Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia hold talks, agree to meet June 10

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 - 02:08 GMT

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.

Egyptian, South African FMs urge continental cooperation against coronavirus

Wed, 06 May 2020 - 01:24 GMT

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.