Gulf countries express their support to Egypt regarding the Renaissance Dam file


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Posted on: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 – 5:20 AM | Last update: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 – 5:21 AM

On Tuesday evening, Gulf states expressed their support for Egypt in the file of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

Bahrain expressed Egypt’s solidarity in preserving its national and water security.

The Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the Kingdom stands with Egypt “in preserving its national and water security, protecting the interests of its people and its legitimate right to life, and its sincere efforts to achieve regional peace and stability.”

It also expressed its support for the efforts made to solve the crisis of filling and operating the dam in a way that preserves the water and economic rights of the Nile River countries in accordance with international laws, and in a way that allows all the Nile Basin countries to achieve their ambitions for development and economic growth, in order to preserve security, peace and stability in the region, according to the Bahrain News Agency.

In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Sultanate of Oman also expressed its solidarity with and support for Egypt in its efforts to resolve the dispute over the dam through dialogue and negotiation in a way that achieves stability for the region and preserves the interests of all parties.

Earlier Tuesday, Saudi Arabia confirmed its support for Egypt and Sudan and said that their water security is an integral part of Arab security.

Saudi Arabia also confirmed in a statement published by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA): “Its support and support for any efforts that contribute to ending the Renaissance Dam file and take into account the interests of all parties.”

Saudi Arabia stressed “the need to continue negotiations in good faith to reach a fair and binding agreement regarding the Renaissance Dam as soon as possible, in accordance with applicable international laws and standards in this regard, in a manner that preserves the rights of all Nile Basin countries in its waters and serves their interests and their peoples together.”

Those positions came hours after President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s statements, during which he affirmed that “no one can prejudice Egypt’s right to the Nile waters,” warning that prejudice to it is a “red line” and will have an impact on the stability of the entire region.

Egypt and Sudan are calling for a binding agreement with Ethiopia regarding filling and operating the dam, with the mediation of the United Nations, the European and African Union and the United States in the negotiations on the dam, which Addis Ababa rejects.

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