Deputy Manager of the Egyptian Centre for Strategic Studies (ECSS) Mohamed Ibrahim El-Dwiery asserted that Egypt will not allow anyone to harm its water rights as the Nile’s water is pivotal to the country’s survival.
In an article published by Al-Ahram daily newspaper on Thursday on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, El-Dwiery said that the international community has to move before the situation reaches a point of no return.
Egypt is still clinging to a peaceful negotiable track in spite of all the hindrances posed by Ethiopia in the face of African, regional, and international efforts that have been exerted to find suitable solutions for all parties, he said.
Egypt is committed to the importance of reaching a legal, comprehensive, and binding agreement on the filling and operation of the dam, he said.
The country is also working on including the international community in this crisis after the three-way negotiations failed, he added.
Egypt has moved regionally and internationally to explain all the efforts it made in the past years on the negotiation track while Ethiopia was adopting an unjustified inflexible stance, said El-Dwiery.