Turkey seeks to restore 'historic unity' with Egyptian people, Sisi    Turkey seeks to restore 'historic unity' with Egyptian people: Erdogan    CPC's governance experience inspirational for developing countries, Arab officials say    CIB receives 1st Gender Equity Seal in MENA region, co-chairs Egypt's Closing Gender Gap Accelerator    Altibbi launches first Arabic app thriving with reproductive health in Egypt    Egypt's Nile revenue committee discusses water resources management during peak demand    Egypt, US discuss developments of GERD talks    Egypt, Turkey conclude 'frank, in-depth' talks to restore relations    FAB completes share transfer process to acquire Bank Audi Egypt    IFC directs $421m investments to Egypt's private sector during 2020    German Ambassador to Egypt inspects New Alamein City projects    Egypt, Russia sign declaration marking 2021-2022 as year of joint humanitarian exchange    Elneny's Arsenal targets 'remontada' in Europa League semi-finals    Zamalek eye return to victories at expense of Smouha in Egyptian Premier League    Al Ahly face injuries as they take on Al Ittihad Alexandria    Manfalout sanitation plant starts trial operation within 38k-cbm-capacity project    Egypt PMI drops in April to lowest level in 9 months    Companies have until 15 May to join e-invoice system: Finance Minister    Arab Parliament calls for Ethiopian response to ongoing efforts on GERD crisis    Small businesses inspiring good this Ramadan    BREAKING: Egypt sets new shop hours amid third coronavirus wave fears    There should be a balance between population, economic growth rates: Sisi    Saudi Arabia reveals new archaeological discovery 'older than Egypt Pyramids'    TV show 'COVID-25' tops Egypt's Twitter trends after premiere    Direct flights between Russia and Egypt will resume in June, Ambassador    Alexandria Festival of Francophone Cinema to take place 18-23 June    Egypt sends 30 tonnes of medical supplies to India amid pandemic crisis    Egypt's Ahly is establishing a new stadium, expected to be 'sports complex'    Blinken presses Ethiopia's Abiy to ensure full withdrawal of Eritrean troops from Tigray    Forces opposed to Somali president control parts of Mogadishu    Nine people executed in Egypt over Kerdasa police killings in 2013    UEFA investigating Ibrahimovic's alleged ties to betting company    61 doctors died from coronavirus since start of April: Egypt's medical syndicate    Egypt targets 5.6% inflation rate in FY2020/21, 6% in FY2021/22    Egypt allocates EGP 132 bln to modernise railway system: Transport minister    Real Madrid not thinking about any Super League sanctions: Zidane    Total declares force majeure on Mozambique LNG after attacks    All the winners at the 93rd Academy Awards    Egypt's Ahly granted approval to build new stadium on Cairo outskirts    Aswan Int'l Women's Film Festival dedicates 5th edition to Kawthar Heikal    BREAKING: Egypt's information minister Osama Heikal resigns amid parliamentary criticism    'War was not Egypt's aim, but peace was the ultimate goal,' Sisi says on Sinai Liberation Day anniversary    Factbox: Key nominations for the 2021 Academy Awards    Old Cairo's Al-Fustat will be revamped on Egyptian President's directives    Veteran Egyptian journalist Makram Mohamed Ahmed passes away at 86    Allianz Egypt partners with IGNITE to equip brand ambassadors for 2021 Olympics    Hassan Allam consortium wins contract to manage, operate Grand Egyptian Museum    Seasoned Egyptian screenwriter Wahid Hamed dies at 76    







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





Ethiopia suggests AU Assembly Bureau meeting to break GERD deadlock
Egypt officially announces failure of latest round of negotiations on Ethiopian dam, resorts to UN Security Council
Published in Daily News Egypt on 21 - 04 - 2021

Ethiopia has called upon the African Union (AU) to host a meeting with the three parties involved in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiations, to break the deadlock.
Early in April, Egypt officially announced the failure of the latest round of negotiations on the Ethiopian dam, which were held in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kinshasa, on 4-5 April.
In a letter to Sudan's Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdouk, on Wednesday, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that the way forward on the GERD negotiations is to request that AU and DRC President Felix Tshisekedi to hold a meeting of the AU's Assembly Bureau.
Last week, Addis Ababa rejected a Sudanese proposal to hold a closed meeting for the leaders of the three involved countries, Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia, to reach a consensus on the disputed points.
Ahmed stated that the negotiations have seen some tangible results including the signing of the Declaration of Principles (DoP). Other success has been seen in the establishment of the National Independent Scientific Research Group (NISRG) and its work in relation to stage based filling schedule.
"Assuming the negotiation process as a failure is not right," Ahmed said.
The Ethiopian Prime Minister added that his country "still believes that the best way forward is to continue the trilateral negotiation under the AU-led process to reach a win-win outcome."
He noted, "If parties negotiate in good faith results are within our reach."
Both Egypt and Sudan announced their intention to resort to the UN Security Council (UNSC). The move is aimed at preventing Ethiopia from taking any unilateral actions that may cause harm to the downstream countries.
In a statement on Tuesday, Addis Ababa called upon Security Council members to urge Egypt and Sudan to return to tripartite negotiations on the first filling and operation of the GERD. It said that this should take place "in the spirit of finding African solutions to African problems."
Abbas Sharaky, Professor of Geology and Water Resources at Cairo University, believes that it is possible to reach a satisfactory agreement as a solution to the stalled negotiations. This could happen before Ethiopia proceeds on its way to the second filling after it dried up the middle corridor and almost put concrete to raise it.
Sharaky expected that the AU will call for a meeting of the technical committees and the three countries' Water Resources and Irrigation Ministers in the presence of the observer committee from the EU, South Africa and the US, giving them a greater role to play.
Ethiopia previously rejected the mediation of parties outside the AU in negotiations, as Sudan proposed an international quartet, including the UN, the EU, the US, and the AU.


Clic here to read the story from its source.