Egypt informed the UN Security Council of its objection to Ethiopia’s announcement of its intention to continue filling the Renaissance Dam during the upcoming flood season, and confirmed its “total rejection of the Ethiopian approach”, which it considered to be based on “imposing a fait accompli on the two downstream countries.”
And the official Egyptian Middle East News Agency reported today, Saturday, that this came in a letter addressed by Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry yesterday evening, Friday, to the President of the Security Council to explain the developments in the file of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Read also “Support Iman Al-Bahr Darwish” .. a hashtag that tops Twitter in Egypt, in response to the artist’s anger due to the crisis of the Renaissance Dam The second filling of the Renaissance Dam is approaching.. Ethiopia is on alert, Sudan refuses, and Egypt is cautious
The agency quoted Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez as saying today, Saturday, that “the Foreign Minister’s letter, which was circulated as an official document of the Security Council, reveals to the international community the truth about the intransigent Ethiopian positions that have thwarted the efforts made over the past months to reach a fair, balanced and legally binding agreement. About the Renaissance Dam within the framework of the negotiations sponsored by the African Union
The spokesman said that “an integrated file was also deposited with the Security Council on the issue of the Renaissance Dam and Egypt’s vision regarding it, in order to serve as a reference for the international community on this issue.” .
In the meantime, Sudanese Foreign Minister Maryam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi reiterated the importance of reaching a legal and binding agreement on the rules for filling and operating the Renaissance Dam, “because of this direct link to important and vital interests of Sudan,” according to a statement issued by her ministry after her meeting with the Head of the Union Commission. African Musa Faki in Khartoum.
The statement stated that Faki confirmed his readiness to provide any possible assistance to facilitate reaching an agreement between the parties to the Renaissance Dam negotiations.
While Ethiopia confirms that it is proceeding with the second filling of the Renaissance Dam during the rainy season in the coming months of July and August and rejects a binding agreement on filling and operating the dam, Cairo and Khartoum fear for their shares of the Nile water, and accuse Addis Ababa of intransigence and failure of the negotiations that took place during the past years. regarding the Renaissance Dam.