As part of his quest to find a solution, die Satisfies all parties to the dispute about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, especially with the discussions, die reaching a dead end, the U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, landed in die Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
During the visit, the U.S. envoy will hold talks with members of the special negotiation team on the Renaissance Dam to find common points, die can lead to a solution to the crisis.
The Ethiopian Minister for Water, Irrigation and Energy, Dr. Salshi Baghli told the special envoy that the Renaissance project was a project of regional cooperation and integration.
The Ethiopian minister also stated that the Renaissance dam for die regional economic integration will be beneficial.
American Efforts to Resolve the Crisis
On the other hand, the Special Envoy announced that his mission is new and they will continue to focus on it until solutions are found.
Feltman held talks with Egyptian officials a few days ago, led by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in the Egyptian capital Cairo over die latest developments related to the dam.
Feltman also led on Saturday in his office talks with the chairman of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, die dealt with various issues, including issues related to the Renaissance dam.
An Ethiopian Proposal to Buy Time
Previously, Egyptian sources had Al-Arabiya.net communicated that Ethiopia has put forward a new proposal to resolve the crisis, namely to hold tripartite negotiations only related to the second filling, in particular with the upcoming date of rains and floods with the possibility to hold other negotiations in the current year to die second matters to discuss and die File to solve. Permanent.
On the other hand said die Sources that die Egyptian response was directed by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to the Congolese President and US envoy, which means that his country will not accept jeopardizing its water security and therefore a binding legal agreement must be reached that die Egypt’s water rights protect and die Protects the region from further tensions and instabilities.
However, the sources made it clear that the Ethiopian proposal is aimed at buying time, die official legitimacy for die to obtain second bottling and die stored volumes of 18 billion cubic meters, making the dam in front of the two downstream countries a reality.
The official spokeswoman for the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Dina Mufti, said Egypt and Sudan are still trying to internationalize the Renaissance Dam and repeated die Their country’s claim that die second filling of the Renaissance dam will take place on time.
It is noteworthy that die Acts of the Renaissance Dam, construction of which began in 2011, has been pending for years as Ethiopia insists on its right to build it and benefit from its wealth in generating electricity, while Egypt and Sudan have repeatedly stressed that the dam affects their water security.
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