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Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to sign final agreement on GERD by end of February—Ahram report

1 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

In a separate statement, Egypt’s foreign ministry said following the conclusion of the four-day talks in Washington that the “American side has prepared a document for an agreement on the three above-mentioned issues; [where] only Egypt signed the document at the end of the meeting.”

It remains unclear which of the two other countries abstained from the signing of the US-prepared document.

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will meet again in Washington on 12-13 February to approve the final version of the agreement in preparation for signing it by the end of February

(Ahram Cairo) Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are set to sign a final agreement by the end of February on Addis Ababa’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), a joint statement by the three countries, the United States and the World Bank read late Friday, hoping to secure an agreement which has stirred months of conflict and a deadlock in talks.

The ministers of foreign affairs and water resources of the three countries agreed on a schedule for the filling plan; a mitigation mechanism for the filling of the GERD during drought, prolonged drought, and prolonged periods of dry years; and a mitigation mechanism for the annual and long-term operation of the GERD in drought, prolonged drought, and prolonged periods of dry years.

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