Quotas and sales .. What has changed in the Ethiopian position on the Renaissance Dam?


11:48 PM

Wednesday 07 April 2021

Books – Muhammad Nassar:

Dr. Ahmed Al-Mufti, an international expert and former Khartoum representative in the Renaissance Dam negotiations, said that Ethiopia had failed the Kinshasa meetings by 100%.

The Mufti added, to Masrawy, today, Wednesday: “Ethiopia has dispensed with the phrase (filling and operating in order to generate electricity), which deceived Sudan and Egypt for 10 years, and used the phrase (quotas and sale) instead.”

On Tuesday, Egypt announced that no progress had been made in the Renaissance Dam negotiations that were hosted by the Congolese capital, Kinshasa, on April 4 and 5, and that no agreement was reached on re-launching the negotiations.

In a statement, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez refuted the reasons for the failure of the last round of negotiations, saying that “Ethiopia rejected the proposal submitted by Sudan and supported by Egypt to form an international quartet led by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which heads the African Union, to mediate between the three countries.”

Addis Ababa also rejected during the meetings all the proposals and other alternatives put forward by Egypt and supported by Sudan, in order to develop the negotiation process to enable the countries and parties participating in the negotiations as observers, to actively engage in the discussions, participate in the conduct of the negotiations, and put forward solutions to the technical and legal controversial issues, according to the statement.

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