Egypt accuses Ethiopia of spoiling Sudan's drinking stations
Topics: EGYPT ETHIOPIA SUDAN
This came during a meeting between Abdel Aty and Ayman Aqil, president of Maat Foundation for Peace, Development and Human Rights, along with representatives of the African initiative, Nile for Peace, reported the state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram.
The Egyptian minister's statements come in light of years of high-level coordination between Cairo and Khartoum on the Renaissance Dam issue, on the one hand, and negotiations with Addis Ababa regarding the file, on the other.
Abdel Aty explained: "The Ethiopian side released quantities of muddy water last November without informing the downstream countries, which caused an increase of mud in the drinking water stations in Sudan."
He added: "Ethiopia's implementation of the first filling of the Renaissance Dam without coordinating with the two downstream countries caused Sudan to experience a severe drought, followed by massive floods." ■