Abel Birhanu News Aug. 30, 2020


The Ministers of Water Affairs of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt will meet after two weeks to continue discussions on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).



“Subject to confirmation of the date by Sudan, the meeting is expected to reconvene on 14, September 2020,” said the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy of Ethiopia. The Ministers from the three countries held talks regarding the dam yesterday.



The meeting was attended by observers from South Africa, the European Union, the United States and experts assigned by the African Union (AU) Bureau of the Assembly. The meeting considered the report of the technical teams on the progress of the week-long negotiations on the guidelines and rules on the first filling and annual operation of the dam.



The Ministers agreed to send their respective update letter to the Chairperson of the AU Executive Council Dr. Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa. The Egyptian government believes that Ethiopia’s development is a development for all and Egypt is interested in enhancing multi-sectoral relations with Ethiopia,” he added. Residing in Egypt, the seasoned diplomat, Ambassador Markos will also serve as Ethiopia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Libya.

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