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Foreign Minister to Lawmakers: Ethiopia's Obstinacy Thwarts Negotiations of Renaissance Dam

Thu 15 Apr 2021 | 03:41 PM
Ahmed Moamar

Sameh Shoukry, Egypt's Foreign Minister stated to the lawmakers, members of the House of Representatives (HoR) that Egypt is still working within the frame of Renaissance Dam.

The minister pointed out, there is obstinacy on the Ethiopian side, and flexibility on the Egyptian and Sudanese side during the negotiations.

He revealed  that the Egyptian-Sudanese  flexibility had not been responded  by similar treatment  from Ethiopia.

He went on to say that there is a daily follow-up of the crisis of the Renaissance Dam as water is an existential matter for Egypt.

Shoukry explained over the meeting of the African Affairs Committee at the HoR, that consultations on the dam did not result in a positive outcome but there is room of time.

He indicated Egypt's keenness to solve the problem by negotiations and understanding and offer a chance to international mediators to find a solution that takes into accounts the interests of the two downstream states.

Shoukry added that we continue in our efforts even there is no much time to find a solution doesn't harm the interests of Egypt and Sudan.

He indicated that the unilateral actions damage the interests of the downstream states.

About the other projects in Ethiopia along with the Renaissance Dam, the minister said that there  are projects on the Blue Nile.

He stressed that all international treaties must be respected to keep the interests of the other states safe and sound.