The ministry pointed out that the meeting dealt with several important points, which had already been referred to some of them in the Washington meeting on December 9, where it was talked about the quantities of water to be stored and the years of filling by indicating that the filling will be according to the river’s hydrology meaning that it depends on the changing flood amounts from One year to the next, and this concept does not depend on the number of years and quantities stored each year in a specific or fixed manner, but rather on the river’s hydrology and flood situation.Irrigation added that the closing statement addressed the first filling phase in a quick time, and running turbines to generate energy, which achieves the main goal of the dam without significant impact on the downstream countries to contribute to providing energy to the Ethiopian people.
Definitions and descriptions of prolonged droughts and droughts have also been reached, and Ethiopia is committing to mitigation measures, and details will be finalized in this framework in the consultations for the next two weeks.
Irrigation indicated that there are many points that the technical and legal discussion will be completed through a specific time frame during the next two weeks, which ends in the Washington meeting in late January, the most important of which is cooperation in operating rules and application mechanisms and the quantities of behaviors that will be launched according to different cases.
As well as the dispute resolution mechanism that may arise from the resetting of the employment policy due to the change in the amount of flooding from one year to another or from one period to another, and the details will also be audited in all agreed frameworks.
It is worth noting that the next meeting is of great importance to agree on all outstanding issues and reach a comprehensive agreement.
The Ministry of Water Resources denies the statement of some malicious press reports that spread a lot of confusion, by referring to great pressures on Egypt to give up some of its demands, which is contrary to the truth, and the witness to this is what was included in the statement issued by the meetings, which refers to foundations consistent in its operative Its philosophy and substance are with Egyptian proposals
The Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation calls on the media to seek accuracy. It is worth noting that the official statements issued by the Ministry and the statements made by the Ministry’s spokesperson are the main reference to the information in order to ensure that the public is informed of all the details and reveal the truth.