Addis Ababa,July 22/2021(ENA) Ethiopia has reiterated its ‘no hurt coverage’ on the decrease riparian international locations with regard to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
In his briefing to the media at the moment, Ministry of International Affairs Spokesperson Dina Mufti stated Ethiopia nonetheless believes that the GERD will profit not solely Ethiopia but in addition the decrease riparian international locations.
The spokesperson famous that Ethiopians are celebrating the second spherical filling of the dam not as a result of they stuffed the dam however as a result of the completion of filling forward of the scheduled time reveals to the world that reality has prevailed.
Relating to Ethiopia’s coverage on truthful utilization of the Nile River and the GERD, Dina stated “We nonetheless wish to reiterate and emphasize our earlier positions of no hurt coverage.”
The reality is that the filling of the dam wouldn’t considerably hurt the downstream international locations, he famous, additional stating that neither Egypt nor Sudan has suffered due to it. As an alternative Ethiopia believes that the filling has saved Sudan from extreme flooding.
“We nonetheless insist for win-win positions with the decrease riparian international locations and we urge the riparian international locations to return to the spherical desk and negotiate earnestly and faithfully,” the spokesperson pressured.
Requested in regards to the resumption of the tripartite negotiations, Dina stated: “We shouldn’t have any hesitation and can focus on earnestly as quickly because the Congolese name us to the negotiation desk.”
He added, “ Had Egypt and Sudan negotiated in good religion, we’d have reached a win-win settlement very long time in the past.”
In the meantime, the spokesperson said that greater than 41, 000 Ethiopian residents have returned residence from Saudi Arabia in the course of the previous few weeks.
“We’ve repatriated greater than 41, 000 residents which is greater than the quantity that we deliberate to repatriate.”
The governments of Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia are having collection of discussions in regards to the safety of the rights of the remaining Ethiopian residents within the nation.