Ethiopia, Egypt Disagree Over Dam Impact StudyNovember 13, 2017 - Egypt's Minister of Irrigation Mohamed Abdel-Ati stated that the tripartite ministerial meeting held in Cairo to discuss a preliminary studies report on the regional impact of the Ethiopian Dam has failed to reach a consensus, according to Ahram Online. The focus of the meeting, which was attended by ministers from Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia, was the introductory report on planned technical studies of the dam's potential impact on Egypt and Sudan, according to Minister Abdel-Ati. The minister added that Egypt approved of the initial report on Sunday, though Ethiopia and Sudan demanded major amendments to the proposed studies. Egypt has previously expressed concern over ongoing delays in the approval of the technical studies given that Ethiopia is continuing the construction the dam. Ethiopia maintains that the dam will not have any negative impact on Egypt or Sudan.
Source: Ethiopian News November 13, 2017 19:18 UTC