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Oman Reaffirms Support to Egypt, Sudan Over GERD


Fri 10 Sep 2021 | 04:34 PM
Ahmed Emam

On Tuesday, the Sultanate of Oman reaffirmed its support to Egypt and Sudan and extended its solidarity with Egypt's efforts to resolve the dispute over Ethiopia's Renaissance dam (GERD).

On the eve of the Arab Ministerial meeting in Cairo, the Omani representative Abdallah Alrahbi stressed his country's support for Egypt's dispute resolution efforts through dialogue and negotiations to ensure regional stability and protect the interests of all the parties involved.

In the same context, Alrahbi pointed out that Egypt and Sudan's water security is part and parcel of the Arab region’s security.

"We support all efforts made to solve the crisis of filling and operating the GERD in a way that preserves the water and economic rights of downstream states in accordance with international law," Alrahbi said during the panel discussion.

It's worthy to mention that Egypt and Sudan are demanding that Ethiopia sign a legally binding agreement on the filling and operation policies of The GERD before it starts its second filling in July.

On the other hand, the stance of Ethiopia on settling long-standing issues between the three countries and improving trilateral relations had remained unchanged.