Wednesday, October 23, 2019

New Ethiopian-Egyptian Talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

The International Crisis Group published on 23 October 2019 a commentary titled "Calming the Choppy Nile Dam Talks" by William Davison.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will meet on the margins of the Russia-Africa summit 24-25 October in Sochi in an effort to reach an agreement on the fill rate for the reservoir behind Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile. This has been a contentious issue for years as it impacts the amount of Nile water that reaches Egypt while the reservoir for the hydropower dam is being filled.

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