Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia deadlocked on Nile dam
Topics: EGYPT SUDAN ETHIOPIA NILE DAM
The AU launched its mediation effort two weeks ago, involving eleven online sessions to end the deadlock over the filling and operation of the $4 billion (3.19 billion pounds) Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile, which flows into the Nile river.
"Unchanged and additional and excessive demands of Egypt and Sudan prohibited the conclusion of this round of negotiation by an agreement," the Ethiopian foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
It did not elaborate but said Ethiopia was willing to show flexibility as talks would continue. ■