Egypt on Sunday explained that the recent sessions of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiations have failed once again due to differences on how to resume talks and of the procedural aspects related to managing the negotiation process. “The African Union experts are not specialists in the technical and engineering fields related to water resources management and dam operating,” the statement said. Khartoum has called for a change in the negotiation methodology, granting the African Union experts a greater role to bring the views of the three countries closer. The construction of the dam, which began in 2011, is considered to be one of Egypt’s most serious water issues. Sudan is somewhat caught in the middle of the conflicting interests of Egypt and Ethiopia.
Source: Egypt Independent January 11, 2021 10:41 UTC