Arab Media Urged to Encourage Positive Engagement on GERD to Ensure Mutual Benefits


Addis Ababa  (ENA) July 30/2021 Media shops within the Arab world ought to deal with the constructive engagement of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and assist the nations attain an settlement that gives mutual advantages for all, a researcher on Ethio-Arab relations suggested.
In an unique interview with ENA, the researcher Zahid Zaidan al-Harari stated a number of media shops in Arab international locations have been engaged in reporting one-sided story that doesn’t assist to deal with the problem on GERD.

Ethiopia is making continued efforts to deliver a long-lasting answer to deal with the considerations of Egypt and Sudan over GERD by repeatedly calling for a dialogue between the international locations beneath the management of the Africa Union.

The Authorities of Ethiopia has additionally been engaged in clarifying its agency place that it will by no means take measures that hurt the downstream international locations.

Nevertheless, the researcher on Ethio-Arab relations famous that a number of media shops based mostly in Arab international locations are preoccupied with reporting tales that ignore the continuing efforts being exerted by the federal government to assist tackle the considerations of the international locations.

The media have been selling Arab nationalism and displaying blind solidarity to Egypt and Sudan by reporting biased and partial tales on GERD, Zahid added.

In line with him, such sort of media reporting doesn’t assist to deal with the considerations of the international locations however additional complicate the matter by damaging the longstanding relations of the individuals of the international locations.

The researcher, nonetheless, identified that Ethiopian diplomatic actions on the problem of GERD are out shining within the worldwide boards.

The success registered within the diplomatic area indicators the truth that Ethiopia’s place on GERD is honest and advocates equitable and truthful utilization of shared pure sources, he underscored.  

Zahid urged the media within the Arab world, together with these of Egypt and Sudan, to chorus from politicizing GERD and interact in constructive media actions with a view to bringing lasting answer that advantages all of the events.

Ethiopia just lately accomplished the second spherical filling of the maintain ample quantity of water wanted to run the 2 generators of the dam that allow the nation to begin electrical technology.   


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