Addis Ababa June 27/2020 (ENA) Ethiopia is scheduled to start filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam throughout the subsequent two weeks, throughout which the remaining development work will proceed, in response to Workplace of the Prime Minister. 

The assertion issued this morning stated it’s on this interval that the three nations have agreed to succeed in a ultimate settlement on few pending issues. 

“Ethiopia is scheduled to begin filling the GERD within the next two weeks, during which the remaining construction work will continue,” stated the assertion, including that “it is in this period, that the three countries have agreed to reach a final agreement on few pending matters.”

The Extraordinary Assembly of the Bureau of the African Union Meeting was held just about yesterday on the continued negotiations between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt with reference to the primary filling and annual operation of the GERD.

The assembly was convened by South African President and African Union Chair, Cyril Ramaphosa, with the participation of heads of state of Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt and members of the Meeting Bureau.

The leaders underscored that the Nile and the GERD are African points that have to be given African options. The heads of State of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt offered a press release on the standing of the negotiations and the assembly set instructions on the way in which ahead.

Accordingly, the three nations have agreed to conclude the negotiation and attempt to attain an settlement throughout the subsequent two weeks.

The assembly additionally resolved to inform the United Nations Safety Council that the African Union seized the matter. It additionally instructed the African Union and members of the Bureau to supply technical assist for the negotiations and urged Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt to stop pointless media escalation, the assertion stated.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on his half wrote on his Fb: “ I appreciate Chair of the AU, President Cyril Ramaphosa, for his leadership in facilitating these high-level talks of continental significance. Gratitude also to AUC Chairperson Moussa Faki. Our continental organization, with a Pan-African spirit, is the right space to dialogue on issues that are of value to Africa.”

The GERD provides all stakeholders the chance for unprecedented financial development and mutual growth, he added.

The Extraordinary Assembly of the Bureau of the African Union Meeting held on Friday was  attended by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, President Abdel Fattah al Sisi, Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok, African Union Chairperson Moussa Faki, AU Chairperson and South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali, President Uhuru Kenyatta, and President Felix Tshisekedi of DRC.

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