Thursday, April 8, 2021

Status of Talks on Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

 The Associated Press published on 6 April 2021 an article titled "Egypt, Sudan Say No Progress in Talks over Ethiopia's Dam" by Samy Magdy.

Foreign and irrigation ministers of Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan recently met in Kinshasa for four days in an effort to reach an agreement on filling of the reservoir behind the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile and release of water from the reservoir once it is filled.  No agreement was reached and Ethiopia objected to the addition of the US, EU, and UN to the African Union mediation effort.  Egypt and Sudan want a legally binding agreement on the process for filling the reservoir and subsequent release of water; Ethiopia wants an agreement on general guidelines.  

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