Egypt Hosts 2nd Round of GERD Negotiations
Tuesday، 03 December 2019 - 10:28 AM
Meetings of the water resources and irrigation ministers of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia resumed on Tuesday 3/12/2019 continuing talks on the mechanism of operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and filling its reservoir, with the participation of representatives from the World Bank and the US.
During the meetings, the ministers will discuss pending issues since their last meeting that was held in Addis Ababa in November pertaining to the technical measures of filling and operation of the dam as well as how to deal with cases of drought or prolonged drought that might occur in the future.
The Cairo-hosted talks are the second of four rounds of talks being held in accordance with an agreement reached among the three parties in Washington in November, which witnessed the attendance of representatives of the US government and the World Bank and aimed to break a deadlock in negotiations.
A third meeting is set to be held in late December in Khartoum, while the fourth meeting is scheduled in in Addis Ababa in early January 2020 before a tripartite meeting of the three ministers in Washington in mid-January.