Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia Talks Over Nile Dam Fail


The latest round of talks between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) have ended with no progress made.

Egypt’s foreign ministry said the talks failed after Ethiopia rejected a Sudanese proposal to include international mediators in talks.

Spokesman Ahmed Hafez said Ethiopia rejected the United States, European Union, the United Nations, and the African Union playing a role in overseeing the negotiations.

Sudan’s foreign minister said Ethiopia’s unilateral moves over the dam were a clear violation of international law.

“Without a new approach to negotiations, there becomes space for Ethiopia to impose a fait accompli and put all the peoples of the region in grave danger,” Sudan’s foreign minister Mariam al-Sadiq al-Mahdi told reporters.

Ethiopian officials made no immediate comment.

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