Egypt, Ethiopia stress importance of overcoming obstacles on Renaissance Dam talks

CAIRO, Egypt and Ethiopia on Friday stressed the importance of overcoming obstacles to Renaissance Dam negotiations in a bid to reach an agreement that would fulfill the hopes and aspirations of the three peoples of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia.

In a statement, Egyptian Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said that Egypt’ President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi had received a phone call from Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmad to express his thanks and appreciation for congratulating him on winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

During the call, the two sides agreed to support the various aspects of bilateral relations between Egypt and Ethiopia, the spokesperson added.

On Saturday, Egypt announced that the negotiations of the Renaissance Dam have reached a dead end due to the hardening of the Ethiopian side and its rejection of all theses that take into account the non-harm to Cairo and demanded the participation of an international party.

Egypt fears the impact of the Renaissance Dam, which Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile, on its annual share of the Nile’s 55.5 billion cubic meters of water, while the Ethiopian side asserts that this dam will be a benefit in the field of power generation and will not harm Sudan and Egypt.

Source: Kuwait News Agency