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Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project Leaves Egypt High and Dry

Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
With the Renaissance Dam project 70% finished, Egypt’s government appears to have switched on too late to potential problems downstream.

By Kieran Cooke | for Middle East Eye,

It’s like negotiating the rules of engagement long after the contest has been held and the winner declared. Egypt is deeply worried about the impact on its water supply of a dam being built by Ethiopia far to the south, on the Blue Nile.

At a meeting with his Ethiopian and Sudanese counterparts last year, Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi reiterated his country’s concerns while, at the same time, signing what was termed a “declaration of principles” about how the multi-billion dollar scheme – one of the world’s biggest infrastructure projects – should be implemented. Continue reading Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project Leaves Egypt High and Dry

Don’t Worry about Ethiopian Dam: Al-Sisi

Barely 24 hours after signing a new agreement with Ethiopia and Sudan on Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, President Al-Sisi tells Egyptians “not to worry” as Egypt will get its water one way or another since it is a matter of “life and death”. He promised to them by saying, “I have not led you astray before and I will not lead you astray now.”

By Ahram Online,

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi told the Egyptians on Wednesday not to worry about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, adding that “matters are fine” in that regard.

“I totally understand the concern of Egyptians as water is a matter of life or death,” the Egyptian president said during his Wednesday speech at Farafra oasis during the inauguration of the first phase of a national project to expand the country’s farmland by reclaiming 1.5 million feddans nationwide. Continue reading Don’t Worry about Ethiopian Dam: Al-Sisi

No Egyptian Official Will Cede Egypt’s Water Security: FM Shoukry

The Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam is one the one issue that represents a major challenge for relations between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, as it impacts each country directly. Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, however, assured his people to have faith on the ability of Egypt to protect its water interest as no Egyptian official will ever cede the country’s right to its water security.

By Ahram Online,

No Egyptian official will ever cede Egypt’s right to its water security, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said in an interview with Al-Ahram daily published Saturday.

“Any Egyptian citizen should be assured of the ability of Egypt and its negotiators to protect its water interests,” Shoukry said.

Shoukry said that the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam issue is one that represents a major challenge for relations between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, as it impacts each country directly. Continue reading No Egyptian Official Will Cede Egypt’s Water Security: FM Shoukry