Vital Arab support    Good words but not major action at the G7    Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa    Egypt, Qatar agree on continuing consultations to advance bilateral relations    New alliances, new democracies    Former presidential candidate Abul-Fotouh to remain in custody despite release order, says Egypt's prosecution    Tunisia allows 5,000 fans to attend Esperance-Ahly clash pending CAF approval    Experts warn Delta variant on track to become dominant coronavirus strain in US    Egypt's stocks end red as benchmark EGX 30 falls 0.42% on Tuesday    Afsha, Soliman give Ahly a boost ahead of Esperance clash    "Soul Water" signs MoU with "Evoqua Water Technologies" as their agent in Egypt    30 international troupes take part in Egypt's 8th Festival of Drums and Traditional Arts    Top US adviser participates in Egypt's 'Decent Life' initiative    Environment Minister highlights Egypt's steps toward creating green economy    Israel's flag march will undermine ceasefire in Jerusalem: Arab Parliament    Egypt condemns recent Houthi's drone attack on Saudi school    New Israel government vows change, but not for Palestinians    Egyptian universities, educational institutes allocate EGP 57m to Gaza reconstruction    Emirates Air posts $5.5 bln loss as virus disrupts travel    Egypt to receive 1.9 mln doses of AstraZenca vaccine as part of COVAX agreement: Health minister    Denmark's Eriksen sends public thank you message from hospital    Egypt's Court of Cassation upholds death penalty to 3 Muslim Brotherhood leaders    Sudan to complain to Security Council of Ethiopian unilateral measures on GERD    Luxor's comprehensive health insurance scheme gearing for 1 July launch    APO Group, Getty Images make African press releases, images available globally    7th International Day of Yoga to be celebrated in Cairo    Swiss director Julia Bünter's Fiancées will open 22nd Ismailia Int'l Film Festival    Egypt's Qalaa Holdings chairman banned from flying – Reuters    EFG Hermes, Saudi Exchange host conference highlighting kingdom's capital market opportunities    Egypt's New Administrative Capital contributes to economic growth: Report    Italian film 'Mi chiamo Francesco Totti' wins BankGiro Loterij Audience Award at IFFR    24th Shanghai Film Festival marks Communist Party of China centenary    Egypt development projects in South Sudan serve as role model in Africa: Irrigation minister    Nile for Peace Initiative calls for legally-binding deal on Ethiopia's dam    Palestinian-Jordanian The Synaptik and Egyptian Felukah rappers team up in 'Nefsi' single    APO Group enters new exclusive agreement with Getty Images on African press releases and images    Iconic Iraqi poet Saadi Youssef dies at 87 in London    Defending champions Brazil hosts Copa America    France's Benzema eyes national team return    Egypt is on short list of partner countries for U.S. COVID-19 vaccines: embassy    Russia to resume charter flights to Egypt resorts in the coming days    Biden administration to send surplus U.S. COVID-19 vaccines to Egypt, several countries    Russia expects to resume charter flights to Egypt resorts in near future    Egypt's Sisi announces allocation of $500 million for reconstruction in war-wrecked Gaza    On International Museum Day, Egypt opens two new museums at Cairo Airport    Egypt's Ahly is establishing a new stadium, expected to be 'sports complex'    Old Cairo's Al-Fustat will be revamped on Egyptian President's directives    Veteran Egyptian journalist Makram Mohamed Ahmed passes away at 86    







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





US envoy visits Egypt, Horn of Africa to address political, security issues
Ethiopia denounces Sudanese statements on Benishangul-Gumuz region
Published in Daily News Egypt on 04 - 05 - 2021

The US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman commenced a trip to the Horn of Africa and Egypt, on Tuesday, to address political and security issues in the region.
The trip will see Feltman visit Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Sudan, to lead a sustained diplomatic effort to address the interlinked political, security, and humanitarian crises in the Horn of Africa.
Feltman will hold meetings with officials from the respective governments, as well as the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU). He will also meet with a range of political stakeholders and humanitarian organisations.
The US official's visit to the region from 4 May-13 May is expected to touch on the ongoing diplomatic crisis between Egypt and Sudan on one side, and Ethiopia on the other, regarding the controversial Ethiopian dam.
Feltman's trip comes amid a stalemate in the negotiations between the three parties involved in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) issue, namely Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia.
Both Egypt and Sudan announced their intention to resort to the UN Security Council to help resolve the issue. The move is aimed at preventing Ethiopia from taking any unilateral actions that may cause harm to the downstream countries.
In the meantime, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki has arrived in Sudan, on Tuesday, to hold talks with the Sudanese officials related to the Ethiopian dam's talks.
Meanwhile, Sudan warned Ethiopia that it will recall the Sudanese sovereignty over the Benishangul-Gumuz region, where the dam is located. This will take place if Addis Ababa abandoned the historical agreements between the downstream countries.
Sudan handed over sovereignty of the Benishangul-Gumuz region to Ethiopia in accordance with the 1902 agreement, among other historic agreements that Ethiopia ignored and described as "invalid" and "unfair".
Responding to the Sudanese warning, Addis Ababa rejected, in a statement on Tuesday, the former's recent statements on GERD and the Ethiopia-Sudan border issue.
Ethiopia has described those statements as an unwarranted, provocative, and increasingly bellicose propaganda campaign.
The country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs insisted that "Ethiopia's historic territories in the west would have been extended beyond what is now Ethiopia's boundary if it was not for the existing boundary agreements".
While the two downstream countries call for international mediation to end the GERD dispute, Ethiopia refuses to involve international parties in the talks.


Clic here to read the story from its source.