The latest round of talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia has ended without resolving the long-running dispute over Jordi.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has warned that “all options are open after this.” The latest discussion episode A huge dam built on the banks of the Nile River between his country, Sudan and Ethiopia, ended without any progress.
In an effort to break the stalemate in the talks, the current chairman of the African Union (AU), Kinsha, the capital of the almost democratic republic, met with representatives of the three countries. The talks ended on Tuesday Without any resolution Long-standing dispute over the management and filling of dam reservoirs
“I’m telling our brothers in Ethiopia not to touch a drop of Egyptian water, because all options are open,” L-CC said on Wednesday.
“We have witnessed the cost of any conflict,” he added, referring to past regional conflicts.
Sudan’s irrigation minister also issued a warning on Wednesday, saying his country was ready to tighten its grip on international opposition and lobby internationally.
“For Sudan, all options, including repatriation, are possible [the matter] UN Security Council and strict policy. [if] Ethiopia begins the journey of the second filling [of the dam] Yasir Abbas told reporters without consent.
Of blue water
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has caused tension in the Nile Basin since Ethiopia’s land collapse in 2011.
Flowing neighbors Egypt and Sudan see the multi-million dollar project as a threat because of its dependence on Nile water, while Ethiopia sees it as essential to electrification and development.
Ethiopian Water Minister Seleshi Bekle told a news conference on Wednesday that Ethiopia would continue to fill the dam’s huge reservoir during the coming monsoon, which usually begins in June or July.
“It’s going to fill up as construction progresses,” Seleshi said. “We do not deviate from this at all.”
But Seleshi wanted to reduce the tension.
“There is no need to go to war unnecessarily. War cannot start because of water. If you fight today the water flows, tomorrow it will continue to flow, ”he told reporters.
Egypt and Sudan, in a statement following the Kinshasa meeting, accused Ethiopia of intervening to resume talks before the dam was filled for the second time this year.
Ethiopia said on Tuesday it could not conclude an agreement violating the right to use the Nile.
Sudan and Egypt offered the European Union, the United States and the United Nations as mediators in addition to the ongoing AU benefits of negotiations.
Both countries said Ethiopia rejected the offer during the meeting, Celeshi said the state news agency FNA said it was part of an attempt to delay.