Sudan, Egypt Make Moves Over Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is carrying a message to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, to gather support for efforts to prevent Ethiopia from going ahead with the second filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam during the next rainy season in July 2021, according to Daily Maverick.

This follows Sudan's Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources, Yasir Abbas,who recently reiterated the country's position following the continued deadlock at recent talks in Kinshasa. He warned that the filling of the Renaissance Dam without agreement, will directly threaten Sudan and endanger the lives of 20 million citizens living below the dam, adding that "this statement is not a matter of propaganda and media exaggeration, but rather a description of the facts".

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed recently said that the country has no intention to harm lower riparian countries.


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