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Egypt demands Ethiopia explain reports that GERD filling process has started

Zeinab El-Gundy , Wednesday 15 Jul 2020
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Egypt is demanding that the Ethiopian government issue an urgent explanation concerning reports that Addis Ababa has started the filling process for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Egyptian foreign ministry spokesperson Ahmed Hafiz said on Wednesday.

Hafiz said in a short statement that Egypt is closely following the matter.

Earlier on Wednesday, state media in Ethiopia quoted the country’s Water Minister Seleshi Bekele as saying that the country has started to fill the GERD’s reservoir. Hours later, however, the minister denied that the filling process had started.

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