Egypt welcomed the presidential statement by the Security Council calling for the resumption of negotiations on the Renaissance dam.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday evening that it welcomes the presidential declaration issued by the Security Council, as part of its responsibilities for maintaining the pace and international security, which encouraged Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to resume negotiations on the Renaissance dam as part of the negotiation path led by the President of the African Union, adding that this is intended to be concluded quickly From the drafting of the text of an agreement binding law on the filling and operation of the Renaissance Dam, in a reasonable amount of time.
The Egyptian foreign ministry said the presidential statement encouraged observers who had previously participated in the negotiating meetings held under the auspices of the African Union, and any other observers agreed by the three countries, to continue to actively support the course of the negotiations in in order to facilitate the resolution of technical and legal issues or other matters in suspended.
He said the Security Council’s issuance of this presidential statement confirms the particular importance members of the Security Council attach to the Renaissance dam issue, and acknowledges the importance of containing its negative impact on politics. international pace and safety, and their responsibility to remedy any worsening of the situation resulting from non-compliance with it.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry stressed that the presidential declaration of the Security Council, in light of its mandatory nature, represents an important impetus for the efforts made for the success of the African negotiation path, which requires Ethiopia a serious and sincere commitment political will in order to reach a binding legal agreement on the rules for filling and operating the Renaissance Dam in the manner contained in the presidential declaration of the Security Council.
Sameh Shoukry, Egyptian foreign minister, had in previously confirmed that reaching a binding agreement on the Renaissance dam would spare the region a complex scenario that we do not want and whose consequences are not good.
In his speech before the 156th ordinary session of the Council of the League of Arab States last Thursday, he said he reaffirmed the constants of the negotiating position of Egypt and Sudan on the Renaissance Dam, emphasizing that the solution is in a binding and just agreement that safeguards Ethiopia’s right to development, which we respect and appreciate, but does not fall within in no form.The figures are a deduction from the water rights of Egypt and Sudan in the Nile River.
He explained that the adoption of the rules for the filling and operation of the dam through the agreement of the interested parties, a binding legal agreement, will prevent the region from sliding in a more complex scenario with undesirable consequences and we don’t want to go to it.
Negotiations on the Renaissance dam were complicated, despite the many round, after Ethiopia unilaterally completed the second dam filling last July and without prior agreement with the downstream countries, Egypt and Sudan.
Egypt and Sudan have asked the Security Council to intervene to force Ethiopia to return to the negotiating table and force it to stop filling the Renaissance dam and reach a binding legal agreement on the filling and functioning rules.
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