Addis Ababa 20/2020 (ENA) Russia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia has urged Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia to achieve mutually acceptable resolution on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) by dialogue and in compliance with worldwide legislation.
In an unique interview with ENA, Ambassador Evgeny Terekhin mentioned his nation has pleasant relations with all of the tripartite international locations and is intently following the negotiation course of.
He reaffirmed that Russia’s place with regard to the dam stays unchanged.
“It is necessary to reach mutually acceptable solution through dialogue between the countries, considering the parties interests, and in strict compliance with international law.”
Ambassador Terekhin acknowledged that Russia helps the calls of UN Secretary Basic António Guterres and AUC Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat to proceed efforts in direction of political settlement on the remaining variations.
AU’s effort to resolve the excellent points among the many three international locations by negotiations and discussions is considerable, he famous, including that “we believe this might be the best platform to find solution.”
“We reaffirm our continued position on the importance of resolving this problem through negotiations within the existing frameworks and in accordance with the spirit of the Khartoum Declarations of Principles of 2015,” the ambassador mentioned.
In keeping with him, your complete vary of points and the water use regime ought to be coordinated to respect the Nile Basin states nationwide safety pursuits and socio-economic targets.
“We hope that the parties declared interest in continuing the search for solution will allow them to achieve concrete results in a trilateral format,” Ambassador Terekhin identified.
Building of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has now reached 74.5 % and water filling is predicted to start quickly.