Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to meet over 'unresolved' dam issues in March

Ahram Online , Sunday 22 Feb 2015

The tripartite committee, consisting of representatives from the three countries, was formed to conduct negotiations on the contested Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam

The tripartite committee of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan is set to meet in the Sudanese capital Khartoum next month to discuss unresolved issues over the contested Ethiopian dam, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Sudanese water resources and electricity minister Mutaz Moussa said the meeting aims to reach an agreement on a political framework to address the issues of concern to the three countries.

Moussa said the Nile Basin countries’ meeting on Saturday did not tackle the issue of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam, which only concerns three countries. He said the work of the technical committee, assigned with producing studies about the dam's impact, is underway.

Ethiopia is building the dam on the Blue Nile, the Nile's most significant tributary, supplying most of its water

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have created a tripartite committee to conduct negotiations on the dam, a source of concern for Egypt.


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