Ethiopia says Committed to Continuing Talks on GERD

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia says it is committed to continuing negotiating after the tripartite talks on its mega-dam project on the Blue Nile River ended on Sunday evening.

Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan have been in talks on the first filling and annual operation of the dam in Addis Ababa for the past two days.

Ethiopia’s Chief negotiator Ambassador Seleshi Bekele (PhD) said the three Nile countries exchanged “constructive ideas” on pending issues.

“We have exchanged constructive ideas on various outstanding issues with a view to bridge the differences among the parties,” Seleshi said.

“Ethiopia reiterates its commitment to continue negotiating in good faith,” he added.

The latest talks took place after the successful completion of the fourth round of filling the GERD as per the Declaration of Principles of 2015.