2nd round of Ethiopian dam talks wraps up in Cairo
Wednesday، 04 December 2019 - 09:28 AM
The ministers of water resources and irrigation of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia concluded here on Tuesday 3/12/2019 their second round of talks over operating the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and filling its reservoir.
During their two-day talks, the ministers agreed to continue their technical discussions and consultation over all sticky points left unresolved during a ministerial meeting hosted by Addis Ababa early last month.
These contentious points will be addressed in a third meeting slated for December 20-21 in Khartoum.
Ministry of water statement said that the talks tackled the results of Addis Ababa meeting, in a bid to reach an agreement on the rules of filling and operating the dam and its reservoir based on Cairo's desire to hammer out a fair and balanced deal for harmonizing the High Aswan Dam and the GERD during the filling of the latter's reservoir.
The second round of talks kicked off on Monday 2/12/2019 in Cairo to resume negotiations on the dam filling and operation mechanisms, in the presence of representatives of the US and the World Bank Group.
Washington is set to host another ministerial meeting on December 9 to assess the outcome of the previous two meetings and the progress so far achieved in the dam negotiations.