Addis Ababa, August 28/2020( ENA)The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is essentially an African mission and completely in the most effective curiosity of the world, in keeping with Ethiopia’s Ambassador to South Africa.

In an unique interview with ENA, Ambassador Shiferaw Teklemariam identified that GERD is an African mission that accelerates financial integration of the continent and alter the political platform.

Ethiopia has been identified for entertaining the African course on a regular basis, the ambassador mentioned, including that “bringing back the GERD negotiation from Washington back to Africa as an African project is therefore an historical achievement by its own.”

The ambassador expressed his hope that AU chair and South African President Cyril Rmaphosa will resolve the difficulty amicably,  leaving historic legacy that Africans can resolve challenges by themselves.

“The people and government of South Africa have really enjoyed this initiative [return of GERD negotiation to AU] because it is going to be a big legacy for the continent…in a way they will be ready to resolve their own problems by themselves. In fact this is a sign of African sovereignty, unity and identity,” Ambassador Shiferaw elaborated.

Based on him, “this is a project that benefits Ethiopians, and other Africans as well as the international community. The deprivation of our fellow citizens to meet basic needs has been  a challenge for the continent and the world at large.”

The ambassador additional defined that the nation is finishing up this mission to fulfill primary wants, electrify the nation, provide secure water, and supply training.

“Ethiopia needs to build this dam to meet the basic needs of two thirds of its population. Egypt should have cooperated and collaborated in supporting the success of this lofty scheme,”Ambassador Shiferaw said.  

Ambassador Shiferaw said that Ethiopia will proceed to comply with the rules of honest and cheap utilization of shared pure sources regardless of the hidden motives of Egypt to hinder the negotiations.

But Egypt and Sudan will likely be benefiting from the sleek movement of water and avoidance of siltation, he noticed.

Thus, “there is no fair-minded logical reason for Egypt to politicize or escalate tension to the extent of tootling the globe to get support in this process.”


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