Egypt opposes the Security Council over Ethiopia’s continued filling of the Renaissance dam

Egypt expressed its objection and complete refusal of Ethiopia’s continuation of unilaterally filling the Renaissance dam without an agreement with Egypt and Sudan on the filling and operation of this dam, which is a clear violation the agreement on the Declaration of Principles concluded in 2015 AD, and a serious violation of the applicable rules of international law, which bind Ethiopia, as an upstream state, without prejudice to the rights of the downstream countries.

In a letter addressed today to the President of the United Nations Security Council, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry indicated Egypt’s objection to tale Ethiopian move, pointing out that his country had tried, during the negotiations held in recent years, to reach a balance and fair agreement on the Renaissance dam, but Ethiopia has failed all efforts and efforts have been made to resolve this crisis.

Shoukry called on the Security Council to assume its responsibilities in this regard, including to intervene to ensure the implementation of the presidential declaration issued by the Council, which obliges the three countries to negotiate to reach an agreement on the Renaissance dam as soon as possible.