Spokesperson of the Ministry of Overseas Affairs of Ethiopia not directly confirmed when he stated “the dam is built to be filled.” Heavy rain anticipated within the subsequent two weeks Picture : MFAEborkenaJuly 9, 2020A satellite tv for pc picture reveals that Ethiopia has began filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Voice of America Amharic service contacted spokesperson of Ethiopia’s Ministry of Overseas Affairs and former Ethiopian Ambassador to Egypt, Dina Mufti.Requested if he can verify that Ethiopia has began submitting the dam, he didn’t say “Yes, Ethiopia has started filling the dam.”He relatively stated “It is possible to take it that way” whereas stating that he doesn’t consider that it’s essential to offer explanations in regards to the satellite tv for pc pictures.Sudanese Marketing consultant and Dam Skilled, Abu Bakr Mohamed Al Mustafa, stated earlier this week that “The first filling of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will not cause any problem for Sudan and Egypt.”Nevertheless, he confirmed not directly. He advised VOA journalist, Solomon Abate, that “the Dam is built to be filled with water but he said he could not talk about the technical issue”.This week, Ethiopia introduced that the preparation to fill the dam is accomplished and the preliminary submitting was scheduled to happen subsequent week beginning Tuesday.Throughout an interview with the VOA, Ambassador Dina Mufti stated that the tripartite negotiation between the three nations (Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan) goes properly.The African Union is enjoying an observer position because the three nations proceed to speak on excellent authorized and technical issues pertaining to the submitting and operation of the Ethiopian Dam.Ambassador Dina additionally stated that Ethiopia helps that the African Union is participating within the negotiation in a spirit of African answer for African downside and he expressed his hope that the three nations would attain an settlement on methods of utilizing the water from the Nile for mutual improvement with out inflicting vital hurt to decrease riparian nations.It’s to be recalled that Ethiopia opposed that Egypt took dispute over GERD to the United Nations Safety Council saying that it constitutes a “security threat to the region.” Ethiopia’s response was that GERD is a regionally funded improvement mission and may by no means be a safety risk to the area.Ethiopian meteorological forecast signifies that heavy rain that would trigger flooding is predicted within the subsequent two weeks which appears to be good timing to fill the dam. Be part of the dialog. Like borkena on Fb and get Ethiopian Information updates repeatedly. As properly, you could get Ethiopia Information by following us on twitter @zborkenaThe publish Satellite tv for pc pictures present Ethiopia began filling the GERD appeared first on Borkena Ethiopian Information.