Closed on Thursday die Sudanese Foreign Minister Maryam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi die “military option” to prevent Ethiopia from continuing the project to build the Renaissance dam on the Nile. This project creates strong tensions with the countries bordering this river.
And is taken into account Sudan and Egypt This dam that is being built is threatening their water resourcesYou have repeatedly warned Ethiopia, which on Wednesday reaffirmed its intention to move forward with this project despite sharp disagreements.
Maryam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi told journalists in Qatar: “There is no room about die to speak military option. We are now talking about political options. “
“There will be a wide polarization of world opinion and especially of African opinion, in particular in neighboring countries and the Nile Basin to prevent Ethiopia die Destabilized the security of important countries, its neighbors Egypt and Sudan. “She said.
The Great Renaissance Dam built in northwest Ethiopia near the border with Sudan on the Blue Nile, the in Khartoum meets the White Nile, has been a source of tension between the three countries since the foundation stone was laid in April 2011.
Egypt and Sudan want to reach a tripartite agreement on the dam’s operation before the dam is filled. However, Ethiopia says this process is an integral part of its construction and cannot be postponed.
The Grand Renaissance Dam is expected to have an expected output of 6,500 megawatts die greatest source for die Generation of hydropower in Be africa.
According to Ethiopia is die hydropower generated by the dam is necessary to meet the electricity needs of its 110 million people.
However, Egypt, which supplies about 97% of its irrigation and drinking water from the Nile, sees the Ethiopian dam as a threat to its water supply.
Sudan fears its dams will be damaged if Ethiopia completely fills in the Renaissance dam before an agreement is reached.
Egypt has in intensified over the past few weeks His warnings about the “Renaissance Dam”.
On Wednesday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi sent a message to Ethiopia saying: “We say to the brothers in Ethiopia, it is better not to reach the stage of compromising a water point from Egypt as all options are open. “
Al-Sisi warned of the consequences of state confrontations and stressed that “cooperation and agreement are much better than anything else”.
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