AU-Led Tripartite Negotiations On GERD Resume Today

The AU-led tripartite negotiations between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will resume this afternoon after they were suspended for two weeks.

The first round of talks was suspended on July 13, 2020, after 11 days of negotiations held virtually on the first stage-filling and operation of the dam.

According to a statement posted on the Ministry of Water, Irrigation, and Energy (MoWIE) Facebook, this week’s negotiations will take place for the next week.

The negotiations will deliberate on the directions set by leaders of the three countries as per the document tabled for them following the first round of negotiation, it said.

According to the Ministry, the Ethiopian Government is committed to working towards the end of the negotiations in a mutually beneficial way for all parties.

Ethiopian completed the first stage of filling the dam late July.

Source: FBC