Egypt detects 354 new coronavirus cases, 12 deaths on Monday    Egypt condemns Houthi attack on Saudi fuel distribution terminal    Sisi, telecom company Orange discuss increasing cooperation in Egypt    Cairo International Book Fair suspended for five months over coronavirus concerns    Suspension of CAF boss Ahmad opens elections race wide open    GCC countries surpass 1 million COVID-19 cases: Reuters Tally    AstraZeneca novel COVID-19 vaccine can be 90% effective, results show    Egypt's military production minister, S. Korean ambassador discuss boosting industrial cooperation    UN urges civilian protection after Ethiopia's 72-hr deadline for Tigrayan forces    Orascom Development inks $265m loan deal with four banks    International Energy Agency tailors a plan for post COVID-19    Egypt-Kenya bilateral trade hits $303m in H1-20    Suarez says Uruguay players let guard down after spate of COVID-19 cases    Polling stations open at home for 1st stage of Egyptian parliamentary run-offs    Liverpool coach Klopp blasts broadcasters over hectic match schedule    Biden expected to nominate Blinken as secretary of state    Egypt detects 351 new coronavirus cases, 13 deaths on Sunday    Egyptian president inaugurates Middle East and Africa Smart Transportation Fair    Winners of the 5th Sharm El-Sheikh Int'l Theatre Festival for Youth    Egypt confirms 358 new coronavirus cases, 14 deaths on Saturday    BREAKING: Sudan decides not to participate in ministerial meeting on GERD Saturday    G20 to discuss post-pandemic world, back debt relief    First day of Egypt's parliamentary runoffs kicks off for expats    US will reduce number of its troop in Iraq, Afghanistan    Don't miss the concerts of the 12th Cairo International Jazz Festival    Asia forms world's biggest trade bloc, a China-backed group excluding U.S    Egypt unveils largest archaeological discovery in 2020 with over 100 intact sarcophagi    Palestinians mourn the loss their longtime spokesman, Saeb Erekat    Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to resume Nile dam talks today    Trump says won't blame Egypt for being ‘upset' over GERD dispute with Ethiopia    1st stage of Egypt's parliamentary elections kicks off on Saturday    Global Finance: Egypt's Tarek Amer among the world's top 20 central bank governors    Legend footballer Lionel Messi says he is forced to stay with Barcelona    Iraqi conglomerate eyes developing land that housed Mubarak-era ruling party HQ    Famous Egyptian actor Mahmoud Yassin passes away at 79    Legend Messi officially wants to leave Barcelona, hands transfer request    The Facebook Preacher's Search for Fame, and Egypt's Economy    Egypt calls on UNSC to address oil spill risks off Yemen coast    Egypt economically strong in face of COVID-19, reforms ongoing: International Cooperation Minister    Arafa Holding reports $144,000 COVID-19-related losses in April    Egypt's efforts in Libya to activate free will of Libyan people: Al-Sisi    Hyksos campaigns were internal takeover, not foreign invaders: study    COVID-19 affects Egypt sporting clubs    COVID-19 will soon turn to seasonal like swine flu: Presidential Health Advisor    ‘Egypt's Support' coalition convenes to discuss its Senate election list    Robbery attempt leads to discovery of Ptolemaic monuments in Qena    Flouting international guidance, Ethiopia unilaterally starts filling its Nile dam    Zaha speaks out after online racial abuse    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Egypt's PM accuses Ethiopia of backtracking Nile water deals
Published in Amwal Al Ghad on 10 - 10 - 2019

Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly has accused Ethiopia of backtracking on all previous deals related to the Nile water.
In a statement delivered before parliament on Wednesday, Madbouly said that Ethiopia took a unilateral decision in 2011 to build its Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD).
“This unilateral decision was in violation of international agreements, and despite this fact we choose dialogue to reach agreement with Ethiopia,” said Madbouly.
Madbouly said that Ethiopia displayed very radical positions in the latest round of negotiations held in Khartoum and rejected all proposals submitted by Egypt to solve the differences.
"Ethiopia's radical positions represent a violation of the declaration of principles reached by the presidents of Egypt, Sudan and the prime minister of Ethiopia in Khartoum on 23 March 2015," said Madbouly.
The prime minister added that "it is quite clear that Ethiopia wants to impose the status quo on Egypt, and so we find that it has become very difficult to reach agreements with Ethiopia and negotiations have reached a deadlock."
Madbouly indicated that Egypt is moving to implement Article 10 of the declaration of principles, which allows any of the three countries to seek a mediator that can resolve differences in a scientific way.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said that Egypt is proposing that the World Bank act as a mediator in this respect.
Shoukry said that Egypt will never allow Ethiopia to impose the status quo and that Egypt has the power not only to protect its rights to the Nile water but also to resort to international law in this respect.
Shoukry said that upon instructions from President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, all state authorities have moved to intensify communications with all concerned international organisations in order to overcome all obstacles.
Madbouly said that irrespective of the GERD problem, Egypt has begun setting up a large number of desalination plants and rationalising the use of water.
"We want to assure every Egyptian that the government is implementing a number of giant water projects until 2037," said Madbouly.
Parliament speaker Ali Abdel-Aal urged Ethiopia to exercise wisdom and to show respect for Egypt's rights.
"I want to tell MPs not to jump to hasty conclusions, we still have a lot of diplomatic and peaceful channels, but in the end, there is a red line that none should cross, and Egypt will never allow the loss of any drop of Nile water," said Abdel-Aal.
Source: Ahram Online

Clic here to read the story from its source.