Addis Ababa June 25/2020 (ENA) Egypt has undermined regional multilateral organizations by taking the dispute on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) to the UN Safety Council, Institute for Safety Research (ISS) Senior Researcher stated.
In an Interview with ENA, Institute for Safety Research Senior Researcher and Coaching Coordinator, Meressa Kasu stated the Nile River is in Africa and shared by 11 international locations which are members of the African Union.
The union has the follow and the precept of offering African options for African issues, he added.
“So, when Egypt takes this issue to the UN Security Council it is undermining the regional multilateral organizations. Egypt obviously has ignored the African Union as it does not consider it an important organization that solves African problems,” the senior researcher elaborated.
The AU is a continental physique that advances the pursuits of member international locations and takes diplomatic actions to resolve disputes on the continent, he careworn.
Meressa additional famous that the Declaration of Precept (DoP) is the one doc that the three international locations have agreed upon, and will abide by the settlement.
However “I think Egypt is now working against DoP signed between the three countries in 2015 in Khartoum. It’s clearly stated in the DoP that the three countries will settle disputes, arising out of the interpretation or implementation of this agreement, amicably through consultation or negotiation in accordance with the principle of good faith. If the parties are unable to resolve the dispute through consultation or negotiation, they may jointly request for conciliation, mediation or refer the matter for the consideration of the Heads of State/Head of Government.”
Third get together intervention ought to rely on the consensus of the three international locations, the senior researched argued.
In line with him, Egypt desires to internationalize and make GERD a world challenge in addition to hopes to keep up its establishment perpetually on the Nile River.
Moreover, he condemned the Arab League for asking Ethiopia to delay the filling of its dam till a complete deal is reached with Egypt and Sudan.
The 2 affordable international locations, Djibouti and Somalia, have rejected the decision.
Ethiopia had rejected the final decision handed by the Arab League Council in March because it offers blind help to a member state with out bearing in mind key details on the middle of the GERD talks.
The “Arab league statement cannot hamper the plans of Ethiopia to fill the dam this rainy season. As long as Ethiopia fulfills its responsibility not to cause significant harm on the downstream countries, no one can stop it from filling of the dam,” Meressa underscored.
He additional identified that the strategy Ethiopia has been following is real and there’s no have to mislead different international locations and the worldwide neighborhood as a result of the details are there to see.