EGYPT CONCERNED OVER STALEMATE IN ETHIOPIA DAM TALKS

CAIRO, Egypt, Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukri, said, the dispute with Sudan and Ethiopia, on the preliminary report, on the technical study of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), is “a worrying matter.”

The tripartite committee has concluded a meeting in Cairo, without agreement on the conclusions of the report.

“Water security is a matter of national security for Egypt,” Shoukri told at a joint press conference, with Algerian and Tunisian foreign ministers, on Wednesday.

“The lengthy talks on the controversial dam, on the Blue Nile River, failed to reach an agreement, on the formation of an impartial company, to supervise the construction of the dam,” he regretted.

Egypt is committed to the tripartite declaration of principles, signed by the leaders Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, he said, noting, contacts will continue with the two countries, and other partners in the Nile River basin, to iron out the remaining problems.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK