PM Office Says Ethiopia Scheduled to Start Filling Dam Within Next 2 Weeks


Ethiopia is scheduled to begin filling the Grand Renaissance Dam Ethiopia in the next two weeks, during which he will continue the remaining construction work, according to the Office of the Prime Minister.

The statement released this morning said it is in this period that the three countries have agreed to reach a final agreement on some outstanding issues.

“Ethiopia is scheduled to begin filling GERD in the next two weeks, during which he will continue the work remaining construction,” said the statement, adding that “it is in this period that the three countries have agreed to reach a final agreement on some outstanding issues. “

The extraordinary meeting of the Bureau of the Assembly of the African Union held yesterday practically the ongoing negotiations between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt with respect to the first filling and annual operation of GERD.

The meeting was convened by the President of South Africa and Chairperson of the African Union, Cyril Ramaphosa, with the participation of heads of state of Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt and members of the Bureau of the Assembly.

The leaders stressed that the Nile and GERD are African solutions to African issues should be. Heads of State of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt submitted a statement on the state of negotiations and addresses setting meeting on the way forward.

Consequently, the three countries have agreed to conclude the negotiations and try to reach an agreement in the next two weeks.

The meeting also resolved to notify the United Nations Security Council, the African Union took the matter. He also instructed the African Union and members of the Bureau to provide technical support for the negotiations and urged Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt to cease unnecessary media escalation, the statement said.

Prime Minister Ahmed Abiy meanwhile, wrote on his Facebook: “I appreciate President of the AU, President Cyril Ramaphosa, for his leadership in facilitating these high-level talks of continental importance. Gratitude also to President Moussa Faki AUC. Our continental organization with a pan-African spirit is adequate space for dialogue on issues that are of value to Africa. “

GERD offers all interested parties the opportunity to unprecedented economic growth and mutual development, he added.

The extraordinary meeting of the Bureau of the Assembly of the African Union, held on Friday, attended by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, the African Union and President Moussa Faki, chairman of the AU and the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta of Mali, President Uhuru Kenyatta and President Félix Tshisekedi in DRC.

Previous More than 2 Million Vulnerable to Floods this Rainy Season: Commission
Next US State of Maryland to Give Recognition to Famous Ethiopian Athlete Derartu Tulu