Connect with us

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan discuss disputed Nile dam

 

 

News

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan discuss disputed Nile dam

The Nile dam

Egypt is hosting a new round of talks with Ethiopia and Sudan on a disputed dam built by Ethiopia on the Nile, as part of an agreement reached in Washington in November.

The agreement was reached in Washington last month to break the deadlock in their long-standing row over the river’s critical water supply.

The water ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan are meeting on Monday and Tuesday for talks on the rules of operating the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and filling its reservoir.

Ethiopia began building the 4.8-billion-dollar hydroelectric Grand Renaissance Dam in 2010, seeking to be Africa’s biggest power exporter.

Egypt relies almost exclusively on the Nile for farming, industry and domestic water use and fears that the dam will harm its supply.

However, Ethiopia calls Egypt’s worries baseless.

The Cairo-hosted talks are the second of four rounds agreed in Washington in November, during negotiations attended by the Foreign ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan, as well as representatives of the U.S. government and the World Bank.

The third meeting in Khartoum is set to be decided following the conclusion of Monday and Tuesday’s meetings.

A fourth meeting will then be held in January in Addis Ababa, before a meeting of the foreign and water ministers of the three countries in Washington in mid-January 2020.



Source link

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

More in News

Trending Posts

Like Our Facebook Page

Disclaimer

FirstPost.ng do not claim ownership of any of the contents that we upload and any copyright infringement complaints will be executed immediately!

It is our policy to honor all take-down requests!

If You Feel Your Rights Are Being Infringed Upon, Send mail us: admin@firstpost.ng

To Top
Social Media Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com