Africa: The initial round of tripartite negotiations between Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan on the Grand Dam has concluded.

Africa: Resumption Of Negotiations On Ethiopia's Mega-dam Raises Concerns For Egypt

Addis Ababa – Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan delegations have successfully concluded the first round of trilateral negotiations on the filling and annual operation of the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

As per the Foreign Ministry, the parties have exchanged their viewpoints to achieve a win-win situation.

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The delegations have also agreed that Ethiopia will host the next round of negotiations in September 2023, in Addis Ababa.

Ethiopia will strive to reach a trilateral agreement based on the principle of equitable and reasonable utilization, while ensuring its legitimate share of the Nile water, according to the ministry.

It is worth recalling that tripartite negotiations on the Grand Dam resumed on Sunday in Cairo, Egypt following the bilateral consultation between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on July 13, 2023.

Ambassador Seleshi Bekele, head of the Ethiopian negotiation team with ministerial rank, disclosed at the opening of the negotiations that they would strengthen cooperation among the three countries.

The ambassador also emphasized the immense benefits that all three countries will derive from the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, highlighting Ethiopia’s commitment to the principle of equitable and reasonable utilization. Ethiopia will continue to work towards an amicable conclusion to the negotiations.

Read the original article on ENA.

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