The US has responded to the failure of Renaissance Dam negotiations in Kinshasa that included Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, and European Union, the African Union, and the United States.
Ned Price, the spokesperson of the Department of State called the three countries for initiating a new round of talks, asserting that it is supporting the dialogue between the three states.
The statements came as part of a press conference held by Price today.
Ambassador Ahmed Hafez, the official spokesman of Egypt’s Foreign Ministry, stated that the round of negotiations held in Kinshasa on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on April 4 and 5 did not achieve any progress nor lead to lead to launch negotiations.
Ethiopia refused Sudan’s proposal, which Egypt supported, to form a quartet committee chaired by the Republic of Democratic Congo which chairs the African Union to mediate between the three parties.
Ethiopia also discarded, over Kinshasa’s meeting, all suggestions and alternatives presented by Egypt and supported by Sudan to develop negotiations to enable the countries and other parties that participate in the talks as observers to be more active in the negotiations and to find technical and legal solutions to disputes between the three counties.
Ethiopia rejected an Egyptian proposal that supported by Sudan during the concluding session to launch talks held under the supervision of the Congolese President along with the participation of observers according to the standing mechanism of negotiations.
These proposals prove without doubt the elasticity and responsibility of both Egypt and Sudan and assure their serious want to reach an agreement on the Ethiopian dam.
Ethiopia’s refusal of these proposals led to failing the meeting to re-launch the negotiations again.