A ministerial meeting on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam was held on Friday in Addis Ababa with the participation of Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, World Bank representatives and the United States. The meeting was the first round of four meetings between the irrigation ministers, agreed at a previous conference held in Washington on 7 November. Abdel Khalek, who published pictures of the initial stages of the consultations, confirmed that the meeting was the first step in the consultations established by the Washington negotiations, to reach compromises and consultative solutions regarding the rules for the filling and operating of the Renaissance Dam. The two-day meetings will discuss the rules for the filling and operating of the Renaissance Dam, constructed in 2011, with the intention of reaching an agreement by 15 January. Addis Ababa confirm that it is not aimed at harming Egypt’s interests, and the purpose behind constructing the Dam is mainly the generation of electricity.
Source: Ethiopian News November 16, 2019 15:33 UTC