FMs of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia agree to hold talks over the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

In a latest development, the foreign ministers of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia agreed on January 3, agreed to hold a week-long round of negotiations over the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The move comes to discuss the substantive aspects and controversial points over the concerned issue.

The move came after the ministers from the three nations held a virtual meeting over the filling and operation of the GERD under the patronage of the African Union (AU).

In a statement issued after the meeting, the Egyptian foreign ministry said, “The talks will be held in the presence of observers who participated in previous negotiations and experts appointed by the AU Commission.” “At the end of this week, another ministerial meeting will be held, chaired by South Africa, the current chair of the AU, to review the outcomes of the tripartite round of negotiations,” the statement further added.

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