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It comes during phone call between Hamdouk and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
Nile River is not owned by anyone, but rather joint ownership of several countries
Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ahmed Hafez said Issoufou hailed Egypt’s efforts in GERD negotiations, as the meeting tackled Egypt’s attempts to reach a fair agreement that achieve the interests of the three concerned countries (Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia).
Shoukry on African tour comprising South Africa, Tanzania, DR Congo, South Sudan, Niger, and Rwanda
Despite the intervention of many international actors, Ethiopia insists on prevarication, ignoring that the Nile River is the lifeline of Egypt and that any aggression on it or any attempt to stop its flow is an attack on Egypt’s life, development, and security.
Ethiopia prepares new draft agreement on GERD, Sudan to reportedly mediate talks
Egyptian president voices support to Sudan in its critical transitional period
Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs has conducted televised interview over GERD to be released soon
Shoukry’s Arab tour includes Kuwait, KSA, Iraq, Jordan, Oman, Bahrain, and UAE
Egypt describes Ethiopia’s statements as ‘inappropriate’ and ‘undiplomatic’
Resolution, unapproved by Sudan, refuses unilateral measures that might be taken by Ethiopia
Ethiopia expected to start dam filling in June
Ethiopia had announced that it would continue to build the dam and fill its reservoir, regardless of the interests of the other countries, indicating the failure of the American mediation, which aimed to reach an agreement between Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan.
Egyptian president meets foreign ministers of Bahrain, Congo
Egypt determined to use all available, possible means to take care of interest, people, water rights, says Sameh Shoukry
Egypt denounced Ethiopia’s request to take more time to tackle “this vital issue, following more than five years of full engagement in intense negotiations that covered all aspects and details of this matter,” the statement added.
Egypt signs final agreement on GERD, calling Sudan and Ethiopia to follow suit
Egypt’s participation comes inconsistent with its approach that reflects good intentions and sincere desire for reaching an agreement, says FM
His remarks came in response to speculations that the US is putting Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan under pressure to end the negotiations.
US will propose a final draft to Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan within the coming week so every country will consider it before signing, says Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs
Last round of GERD negotiations in Washington on 28-31 January
Schedule was set by US; Egypt is the only country that signed
The meeting is expected to end 29 January
Last week, Sudan’s capital, Khartoum hosted technical and legal discussions over the GERD, in which officials from Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia discussed possible measures to be followed in the times of drought, to prevent any harm to Egypt’s water share from Nile.
Khartoum technical talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam start on Wednesday
Officials discussed managing drought, prolonged drought, and monitoring mechanism at final agreement
Talks Ignore level of storage in Sudanese dams and AHD: expert analyses meeting’s outcomes
Substantial difference between right of development, and right of life and existence, says Al-Sisi
Meeting discussed measures Ethiopia must take during time of drought
Ministers will meet in Washington on January 28-29 to finalise a comprehensive agreement on the filling