Overseas ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will meet in Kinshasa from Saturday for 3-day talks on Grand Renaissance Dam.
The international ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will meet in Kinshasa from Saturday for talks on the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile, Democratic Republic of the Congo officers mentioned.
The three-day assembly shall be hosted by President Felix Tshisekedi, who took over the chair of the African Union final month, officers on the international ministry and presidency mentioned on Wednesday, confirming a report within the publication Jeune Afrique.
The chairman of the AU’s Fee, Moussa Faki Mahamat, can also be anticipated to attend, Jeune Afrique mentioned.
Egypt and Sudan earlier this month urged the DRC to steer efforts to relaunch negotiations on the contested GERD being constructed at a price of $4.6bn.
The Nile, the world’s longest river, is a lifeline supplying each water and electrical energy to the ten international locations it crosses.
Upstream Ethiopia says the hydroelectric energy produced by the GERD shall be very important to satisfy the power wants of its 110 million folks.
Egypt, which is determined by the Nile for about 97 % of its irrigation and consuming water, sees damming the Blue Nile as a menace to its existence.
Sudan, additionally downstream, fears its personal dams shall be compromised if Ethiopia proceeds with filling the GERD earlier than a deal is reached.
On Tuesday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi reiterated his nation’s issues, saying, “No person shall be permitted to take a single drop of Egypt’s water, in any other case the area will fall into unimaginable instability.”