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Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, said that the League has formed a committee in New York that includes Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq and the League’s delegate to coordinate the Arab proposal with Egypt and Sudan.
Abul-Gheit added, during the “On My Responsibility” program on Sada Al-Balad channel, that discussing the Ethiopian dam crisis may need a vote from the members of the Security Council.
He continued, “One of the Security Council member states must adopt the request of Egypt and Sudan to discuss the dam file, and the Security Council cannot relinquish the responsibility for achieving international peace and security.”
He explained that there is a threat to international peace and security due to the dam crisis, which may develop into a confrontation that leads to instability.
Aboul Gheit expected a session of the Security Council to discuss the Ethiopian dam file, noting that the Arab League rejects any unilateral action taken by Ethiopia to threaten water security.
Aboul Gheit stressed that the two Arab countries that submitted the file of the Ethiopian dam to the Arab League are located in Africa, noting that two-thirds of the Arab world reside in the continent of Africa and that 9 of the Arab League member states belong to the African continent and support the African Union.
He stressed that the Ethiopian allegations of the existence of an Arab-African clash are unreal and it is an attempt from it to obtain African support, and Ethiopias allegations of a clash between the Arab League and the African Union are a “disappointing” idea.
Aboul Gheit concluded that Egypt is one of the founding countries of the African Union and the Organization of African Unity.