Ethiopia completed the fourth and final filling of a controversial dam built on the Blue Nile, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Sunday. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is a $5 billion hydroelectric project that has been opposed by Egypt and Sudan. He met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi this summer and agreed on resuming negotiations to reach a binding agreement on filling and operating the dam. READ MORE Ethiopian dam talks end without breakthrough, says EgyptNegotiations in August between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over the dam ended without a breakthrough, with Egypt saying Ethiopia's position did not "tangibly change" after two days of talks in Cairo. Since the start of its construction in 2011, the dam has been a point of contention between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan.
Source: Ethiopian News September 10, 2023 13:25 UTC