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The statements of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi during his visit to the Suez Canal yesterday, Tuesday, sparked widespread reactions at the international and Arab levels, and statements were issued in this regard by the US State Department and other Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen and Oman.
During his visit to the Suez Canal, President El-Sisi said: “Egypt’s water is a red line, and that any move will affect the stability of the entire region, and that no one can take a single point of water from Egypt, indicating that there is an additional movement in negotiations during the coming period up to A binding legal agreement with all parties regarding the filling and operation of the dam.
The President’s statements about the Renaissance Dam were widely echoed in Egypt, and many Egyptians quoted the president’s words on social media pages, including his statements: “We don’t talk much … but no one will be able to take a drop of water from Egypt, and we will not threaten anyone. But what we want to try will bring us closer, and our reaction will affect the stability of the entire region. ”
America entered the line regarding the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam crisis, and the Saudi Al-Hadath channel quoted statements from a US State Department official, saying: “The Renaissance Dam represents a major issue for Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, and we support constructive cooperation efforts to reach an arrangement regarding the Renaissance Dam.”
The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement confirming its support for the position of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Arab Republic of Sudan, and affirming that the water security of Egypt and Sudan is inseparable from Arab security, and that Saudi Arabia supports and supports any efforts to end the file of the Renaissance Dam that takes into account the interests of all parties.
The Foreign Ministry statement, which was transmitted by the Extra New Channel, stressed the need to continue negotiations to reach a fair and binding agreement as soon as possible regarding the Renaissance Dam in accordance with international laws and standards in a manner that preserves the rights of all Nile Basin countries and serves the interests of their people.
The Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement announcing Bahrain’s solidarity with Egypt in preserving its national and water security, protecting the interests of its people, and its legitimate right to life, and its support for the efforts made to solve the operation and filling of the Renaissance Dam in a manner that preserves the water rights of the Nile River estuary countries in accordance with international laws, to achieve Development ambitions in all the Nile Basin countries, in order to preserve peace, security and stability in the region.
The Ministry of Energy and Oil in Sudan issued, during which Sudanese Minister of Energy and Oil, Jaden Ali Obaid, confirmed that the expected second filling of the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will negatively affect the production of electrical energy in Sudan.
The Minister of Energy and Oil in Sudan indicated during a meeting with the Head of the American Mission for Peace in Sudan, Donald Booth, that the timing of the second phase of filling the Renaissance Dam during the period from June to August will lead to a decrease in the water level in the Nile to the lowest level, which will affect the hydro-generating stations and the production of electric power in Sudan. .
The Omani Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it supports resolving the dispute over the Renaissance Dam through dialogue and negotiation in a way that preserves the rights of all Nile Basin countries and achieves stability for the region.
In a statement, the Yemeni government expressed its solidarity and stand with the Arab Republic of Egypt during its efforts to find a just solution in the file of the Renaissance Dam, stressing that water security for Egypt is an integral part of Arab national security, and stressing the importance of not taking unilateral steps that harm its interests and water uses in a way that preserves rights. Hydroponics for the countries of the Nile River and the development of the Nile Basin countries in accordance with the principles of international law.
The Bahraini Foreign Ministry affirmed the Kingdom’s support for the efforts exerted to solve the crisis of filling and operating the Renaissance Dam in a manner that preserves the water and economic rights of the Nile River estuary countries in accordance with international laws, and fulfills their ambitions in development and in the interest of peace, security and stability in the region.
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