Addis Ababa June 20/2020(ENA) Egypt’s need to herald a 3rd social gathering to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiation is counter productive and never suitable with the pursuits of the three international locations, in accordance with consultants.
In an unique interview with ENA, Japanese Nile Technical Regional Workplace (ENTRO) Govt Director Fekahmed Negash stated Egypt has unreasonably saved blaming Ethiopia for every part in order to delay the negotiations on the dam.
Ethiopia shouldn’t be obliged to succeed in an settlement to start out filling the dam since it’s constructed in its sovereign territory and with the finance of the folks, he added.
“Third parties do not contribute anything to the relation between the three countries. This could even be counter-productive,” the chief director famous, including that the dam shall be stuffed primarily based on the precept of equitable water share.
“A third party that speaks in support of one or two parties in the negotiation is unfair and is not independent. So anybody asking Ethiopia not to fill the dam until the three countries reach agreement means they are supporting the other party and should not be welcome,” Fekahmed pressured.
In keeping with him, Egypt has been engaged aggressively in finishing up ways to delay the negotiation among the many three international locations. “Almost 50 percent of the time during the last 8 years was wasted due to the delay tactics of Egypt,” he revealed.
Fekahmed stated Ethiopia has been exhibiting goodwill to deal with the issues of the down-stream international locations for the reason that launching of the dam.
The three international locations have gone via a number of phases of confidence constructing and attained large positive aspects in understanding the wants and concern of the international locations.
Moreover, the chief director pressured that “the issue can be resolved only by the three countries. Third parties are not intervening to support the process. They have their own interests; and the interest of third parties in most cases is not compatible with the interests of the countries.”
The Egyptian shifting aim was first to cease the development of the dam, then to downsize the dam, and at last to not enable Ethiopia to fill the dam, he defined.
The manager director stated Ethiopia desires solely to fill the dam with out important hurt and generate vitality for complete growth.
Therfore, Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt ought to search answer for the excellent points on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) as they’re certain collectively by the river.