Continuation of the Tripartite Negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

11 Jun 2020

Addis Ababa, 11 June 2020 – The tripartite negotiations between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt on the Guidelines and Rules for the first filling and annual operation for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) continued for the third day on Thursday, 11 June 2020, via video-conference in the presence of the observers.

Under the Chairmanship of Ethiopia, the three countries deliberated on issues of concern on the first filling and annual operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. They also exchanged views on the Guidelines and Rules Ethiopia shared with the two downstream countries and the proposal by Sudan.

Ethiopia reiterated the need for the three countries to focus on and approach the negotiation with good faith and commitment to achieve a win-win outcome.

Ethiopia also underlined the only avenue for a result that serves the mutual benefit of the peoples of the three countries lies in technical negotiation.

Today’s meeting resulted in the adoption of the terms of reference for the observers that were discussed and agreed on the previous day. It has also been agreed to compare the exchanged documents and focus on the upcoming negotiations on the outstanding differences.

The negotiations will reconvene on Saturday, 13 June 2020, with the chairmanship of Sudan.

Source: The Ministry of Water, Irrigation, and Electricity

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