Tripartite Talks On GERD to Resume on Sept 14

ADDIS ABEBA – The trilateral talks hydroelectric Renaissance Dam between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt will resume on September 14, 2020, according to Ministry of Water.

Earlier this month, the three nations had agreed to present draft proposals over the management of the hydroelectric dam.



“Negotiation on #GERD during the last two weeks made some progress, not yet completed to submit the expected draft agreement,” said Seleshi Bekele, Ethiopia’s on 14, September 2020,” said Seleshi Bekele, Ethiopia’s Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy.

“We expect to reconvene on 14th September 2020,” he added. The date is subject to confirmation by Sudan.

The latest decision has been made on Friday after ministers from the three countries held talks regarding the dam.

The meeting was attended by observers from South Africa, the European Union, the United States and experts assigned by the African Union (AU) Bureau of the Assembly.

The meeting considered the report of the technical teams on the progress of the week-long negotiations on the guidelines and rules on the first filling and annual operation of the dam.
The Ministers agreed to send their respective update letter to the Chairperson of the AU

Executive Council Dr. Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa.

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