Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed told the Parliament today that “If there is a need for war with Egypt because of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) we are ready to mobilize millions of people, but negotiations can resolve the current deadlock.”
“Some speak about the use of force (by Egypt). It must be emphasized that no force can prevent Ethiopia from building this dam,” Ethiopia’s prime minister stressed.
He added: “If there is a need to go to war, we can mobilize millions, and if some can fire a missile, others can use bombs, but that’s not in the best interest for all of us.”
Ahmed pointed out that his country is determined to complete the establishment of the dam which was initiated by former leaders, saying it is an excellent project.
Since 2012, Ethiopia has been carrying out a national project on the Blue Nile, which according to experts, will lead to water shortages in Sudan and Egypt.
It is noteworthy that Ahmed won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on October 11 in Oslo, Norway.
According to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, he won the prize “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation.”