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No agreement reached between Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia on Nile dam

Christian Fernsby |
Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt discussed the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) but no agreement was reached on a mechanism for the long term operation.

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Topics: SUDAN    EGYPT    ETHIOPIA    NILE    DAM   

The Sudanese irrigation ministry said that the parties discussed the annual releases for Egypt in the first technical meeting, a statement cited by Sudanese daily the Sudan Tribune said.

Meanwhile, Egypt rejected Ethiopia’s proposal on the amount of water that Addis Abba would release annually.

The U.S. proposal includes rules for filling and operating the dam in Ethiopia. He also warned Ethiopia from filling the dam before an agreement is reached.

The Sudanese government has also warned against filling the reservoir of the dam before reaching an agreement between the three countries involved in the dam issue.

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