Meeting on GERD Commences in Khartoum


December 21, 2019


FILE – This April 2, 2013, file photo, shows construction work on a dam, in the Asosa Region of Ethiopia. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Monday, Jan 15, 2018, sought to defuse tensions with Ethiopia and Sudan, reassuring them that his country is not meddling in their internal affairs or planning to go to war against them. Egypt has expressed mounting alarm over the soon-to-be-completed upstream dam that Cairo fears could cut into its share of the Nile River, which provides nearly all its freshwater. (AP Photo/Elias Asmare, File)


ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (ENA) – Water ministers of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have met in Khartoum, Sudan to discuss the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

The Water Ministers met to discuss the filling and operation of the GERD,according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.

This is the third of the four meetings expected to be held between the parties on GERD after agreed to take the World Bank and the USA as observers.

Foreign Ministers of the three countries will also convene in Washington D.C. in January 2020 to review the results of the technical meetings with the goal of finalizing an agreement.

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