ADDIS ABEBA – Water Ministers of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have today held their first of seven-day negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam virtually with observers and experts from African Union in attendant.
The negotiation on the giant hydroelectric dam has begun this week under the auspices of the African Union, chaired by the South African Minister of International Relations.
“The meeting extensively discussed the plan of work for the negotiations for the coming days” as per the guidance of South Africa, and understanding reached by the three Nile nations on Oct 27, according to Ethiopia’s Water, Irrigation and Energy Ministry.
The three countries also agreed to assign six experts, two from each of the three countries to further discuss and report to the ministers on the details of the modality of the next negotiations and on the role of AU experts in moving the process forward.
The assigned experts will make their meeting on Monday and submit their report to the negotiation meeting of the tripartite ministerial meeting scheduled for Nov 3.