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Egypt and Sudan reject Ethiopia’s latest proposal for their Blue Nile dam

August 6, 2020

The governments of Egypt and Sudan on Wednesday expressed their opposition to Ethiopia’s recent proposal to reach an agreement to build a dam through Addis Ababa on the Blue Nile, a process currently being brokered by the African Union (UA).

Cairo and Khartoum have sent a letter to the Continental Authority communicated their rejection of Ethiopia’s decision to proceed with the dam’s refill, highlighting that the new proposal violates the 2015 tripartite policy statement and the AU’s July guidelines that same year, according to data the Egyptian newspaper “Al Ahram”.

In this sense, the Sudanese Ministry of Irrigation “firmly rejected” the Ethiopian proposal and criticized the fact that Addis Ababa “does not want to sign a binding legal agreement on some points” and has postponed the various aspects of the objection to subsequent discussions. a pact.

Egypt and Sudan reject Ethiopia’s latest proposal for their Blue Nile damEgypt and Sudan reject Ethiopia’s latest proposal for their Blue Nile dam

As a result, Khartoum has stated that the Ethiopian position “raises serious concerns about the negotiation process and the progress made” and has threatened to break off contacts if Addis Ababa does not change its stance, the news outlet Sudan Tribune reports.

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