Ethiopian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Dina Mufti confirmed that die Sudanese statements about the Renaissance Dam were recently confused.
The Mufti said during Tuesday’s weekly press conference that “die hostile Sudanese remarks still linger “, pointing out that” Sudan has not only attacked Ethiopian countries but has also submitted to submission die Region has turned on die he falls”. AlNahda DamHe says.
He also believed that “die Statements by Sudan on the subordination of the Benishangul Qumz region are regrettable and Ethiopia completely rejects them “.
“Preservation of historical ties”
The Mufti added: “We stand by and will continue to lead the African Union in negotiations AlNahda Dam We will not accept Sudan’s steps to link the problem with the dam file. “
He stressed that “Ethiopia has long been tolerant of the movements and statements made by Sudan die maintain historical relationships. “
It is noteworthy that die Sudanese Foreign Minister Maryam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi confirmed on Saturday that Ethiopia is working to “buy time” through its intransigence in the negotiations on the Renaissance Dam.
Al-Mahdi stated that Sudan had made “all concessions” to find a solution, die die Interests of the three countries in in reference to die Considered the question of the Renaissance Dam, and said: “We have all made concessions in order to find a satisfactory solution for everyone in this question to achieve the renaissance dam. “
The second filling
It is noteworthy that Addis Ababa announced last July that it had achieved its annual goal of filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
It is expected that die second phase of filling begins in July 2021, although no agreement has been reached with Cairo and Khartoum, at a time in Egypt and Sudan, die both countries of the Nile estuary, view this dam as a threat to their water resources and continue to warn Ethiopia that is determined to continue the project.
On the other hand, Addis Ababa believes the dam is vital to meeting the energy needs of its 110 million people.
It is noteworthy that the construction of the dam, which is located in the northwest of the country near the border with Sudan and the Blue Nile, and in the north in Khartoum with the White Nile in Egypt started in April 2011. When completed the project will be the largest hydroelectric dam in Africa with a production capacity of 6,500 megawatts.
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