The Egyptian foreign ministry condemns the move, calling Ethiopia’s filling of the dam ‘illegal’. Ethiopia has announced that it has filled its Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile, which has been the source of a long-running water dispute with downstream countries Egypt and Sudan. “It is with great pleasure that I announce the successful completion of the fourth and final filling of the Renaissance Dam,” Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on X, formerly known as Twitter. ‘Illegal announcement’The Egyptian foreign ministry condemned as “illegal” Ethiopia’s announcement that it had filled the dam on the Nile. The dam has been at the centre of a regional dispute ever since Ethiopia launched the project in 2011.
Source: Ethiopian News September 10, 2023 20:23 UTC