A new round of negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) began in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa in the presence of relevant ministers from Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia and negotiating delegations.
Egypt’s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Hani Sweilem said that Egypt continues as it always has to deal with the negotiations in good faith, seeking a fair and balanced agreement that takes into account its national interests, protects its water security and preserves its rights.
At the same time, the minister assured that Egypt desires the development and prosperity for the people of all three nations.
However, Sweilem said that Ethiopia’s unilateral actions violates international law and casts an unfavorable shadow over the current negotiation process, threatening to undermine it.
latest round of Ethiopian dam negotiations, Egypt affirms intentions to reach peaceful agreement