United States reps to join Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia meetings over the weekend in Addis Ababa


Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia’s Ministries of Water Resources and Irrigation will hold meetings on Friday and Saturday in Ethiopia to discuss resuming negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Egypt’s Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation said on Thursday.

Representatives from the United States and the World Bank are set to join the meetings as well.

Officials are due to discuss the outcomes of the meeting between the three countries’ foreign ministries held on November 6th in the United States under the auspices of the US Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin, according to the Egyptian ministry.

The ministry added that the meeting will also cover the rules for filling and operating the GERD, with an agreement due to be reached by January 15, 2020, according to the foreign ministries’ Joint Statement following talks in the United States. […] CONTINUE READING