The governments of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have closed a new round of talks on the dam that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile, brokered by the African Union (AU), as confirmed by the authorities in Cairo and Khartoum.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Samé Shukri said the lack of agreement was “somewhat unfortunate” and added that Cairo does not want to go back to the United Nations Security Council to intervene in the loot.
The Egyptian delegation said the talks ended without agreement, as the Egyptian newspaper Al Ahram reports that no progress has been made on the main issues surrounding the filling process and the operation of the dam. .
Shukri has repeated that Cairo has shown “a lot of flexibility” with regard to the position represented by Addis Ababa, while expressing its desire to “change some positions in Ethiopia”. “They stayed the same, so there was no consensus,” he complained.