Addis Ababa July 25/2020(ENA) The Bureau of the Meeting of AU Heads of State and Authorities has counseled the Heads of State and Authorities of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt for displaying statesmanship and for his or her dedication to discovering a sturdy resolution by diplomacy, negotiations and compromise on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

The assembly of the Bureau of the Meeting of AU Heads of State and Authorities was held in a fraternal spirit guided by the precept of Pan-African solidarity and cooperation and the attendant need to seek out an African resolution to an African drawback on July 21, 2020.

In keeping with a Communiqué of the 2nd Extraordinary African Union (AU) Bureau of the Meeting of Heads of State and Authorities, the Bureau of the Meeting of AU Heads of State and Authorities welcomed the report of AU Specialists on the resumed Trilateral Negotiations on the GERD, which mirrored notable progress within the negotiations and introduced choices for resolving excellent authorized and technical points.

The events to the GERD expressed their confidence within the AU-led course of and reaffirmed their utmost dedication to discovering a mutually helpful and negotiated settlement pertaining to the GERD matter. They underscored the significance of cooperation as a foundation for integration, sustainable improvement and prosperity for the three nations.

The assembly of the Bureau of the Meeting of AU Heads of State and Authorities held intensive dialogue on the matter of the primary filling and annual operation of the GERD and future improvement initiatives on the Blue Nile River upstream of the GERD, it added.

Consequently, the assembly of the Bureau of the Meeting of AU Heads of State and Authorities agreed on the method of finalizing negotiations on the textual content of a binding Settlement on the Filling and Operation of the GERD, which ought to embrace a Complete Settlement on future developments on the Blue Nile River.

The Bureau of the Meeting of AU Heads of State and Authorities urged the events, with the help of the AU consultants and observers, to work expeditiously to finalize the textual content of a binding Settlement on the Filling and Operation of the GERD.

Moreover, the press launch added that the Bureau of the Meeting of AU Heads of State and Authorities welcomed the settlement among the many events to the GERD to work on a Complete Settlement on the Blue Nile River as quickly as attainable.

The Bureau of the Meeting of AU Heads of State and Authorities additionally expressed its deep appreciation for the help, the AU-led course of has obtained from the United Nations by the UN Secretary-Normal Antonio Guterres.

Moreover, it welcomed the willingness of the worldwide group to mobilize monetary and technical sources to help the events on transboundary water administration and associated points as quickly as an settlement is concluded.

The Bureau of the Meeting of AU Heads of State and Authorities counseled the three events for his or her dedication to resolve their variations by dialogue and agreed to keep up common, dynamic contact with all of the events at this essential stage of the negotiation course of.

The bureau renewed its name to the events to chorus from making statements or taking any motion which will undermine the AU-led course of.

South Africa, in its capability because the Chairperson of the AU, will talk with the events concerning the subsequent Trilateral Negotiations session to handle excellent authorized and technical points on the GERD.

The Bureau of the Meeting of AU Heads of State and Authorities and the GERD events expressed their honest appreciation to President Ramaphosa for his persistent efforts and dedication to serving to the events discover a sustainable and everlasting resolution on the GERD matter.

The Bureau of the Meeting agreed to stay seized of the GERD matter.

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