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Abou El-Enein: Sisi Alarmed UN on GERD Negative Impact

Sat 28 Sep 2019 | 11:30 PM
Taarek Refaat

Mohamed Abou El-Enein, Honorary President of the Euro-Mediterranean Parliament and Chairman of the Egyptian-European Business Council said that President Sisi raised the alarm at the United Nations concerning the negative impact of the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

"The President addressed the issue with full credibility and transparency, warning of the seriousness and consequences of the matter, and setting an alarm for the international community to resolve this crisis.," the business tycoon said.

[caption id="attachment_81674" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Abou El-Enein meets members of the Euro-Mediterranean Parliament[/caption]

During his meeting with members and representatives of the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York, Abou El-Enein revealed details on the Renaissance Dam crisis and its negative impact on Egypt.

He stressed that President Sisi put forward the Egyptian vision of the issue, exposing Ethiopia's non-cooperative and intransigent manner, disrespecting all international treaties and agreements signed between the Nile Basin countries.

"Ethiopia has ignored the Egyptian proposal on the Renaissance Dam and insists on filling the dam in just three years, damaging the country downstream and refusing to extend the period to seven years to limit the impact of water retention on Egypt and its share of water," Abou El-Enein emphasized.

[caption id="attachment_81677" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Abou El-Enein discusses Renaissance damn issue[/caption]

"The Egyptian perception does not deny the Ethiopian right to build the dam and pave the way for development, yet, must be made under a binding agreement between the three countries, Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia," he stressed.

Abou El-Enein stressed the necessity of embracing the President's call to protect Egypt's right in the Nile water, preserving the stability and security of the region from new crises.

President Sisi's speech was clear, acknowledging Egypt's commitment to its rights and share in the Nile water.

Abou El-Enein explained to the members of the Parliamentary Assembly the seriousness of the impact of water shortage on Egypt, demanding the intervention of the United Nations to solve the crises.

[caption id="attachment_81680" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Aboul-Enein during a meeting at the UN headquarters ,NY[/caption]

"The Renaissance Dam has been built to generate electricity, whereas there are many modern ways of generating electricity with greater capacity," he explained, doubting the real financiers behind the dam and their true intentions towards Egypt.

Aboul-Enein confirmed Egypt's historic right to the Nile water, stressing that the dam's alarming impact on the region.