Africa, Dam in Ethiopia, Egypt Signs Agreement Ethiopia, Ethiopia, Grand Renaissance Dam, News, World -

Egypt, Sudan And Ethiopia Sign Agreement To Ensure Fair Distribution of Dam’s Resources

Africa, Dam in Ethiopia, Egypt Signs Agreement Ethiopia, Ethiopia, Grand Renaissance Dam, News, World -

Egypt, Sudan And Ethiopia Sign Agreement To Ensure Fair Distribution of Dam’s Resources

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, center, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, left, and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, right
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, center, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, left, and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, right

Leaders from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan signed a cooperation deal on Monday over a giant Ethiopian hydroelectric dam on a tributary of the Nile, in a bid to ease tensions over regional water supplies.

The leaders said the “declaration of principles” would pave the way for further diplomatic cooperation on the Grand Renaissance Dam, which has stirred fears of a regional resource conflict. No details of the agreement were immediately released.

Egypt, which relies almost exclusively on the Nile for farming, industry and drinking water, has sought assurances that the dam will not significantly cut the river’s flow to its rapidly growing population. The deal is important because it appears to mark a move away from Egypt’s historical insistence on maintaining colonial-era agreements on water rights.

Ethiopia, the source of the Blue Nile which joins the White Nile in Khartoum and runs on to Egypt, says the dam will not disrupt the river’s flow and hopes the project will transform it into a power hub for the electricity-hungry region.

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desaleon said the dam “will not cause any harm to downstream countries.”

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stressed his country’s dependence on Nile waters, adding that with the deal signed Monday the three nations “have chosen cooperation, and to trust one another for the sake of development.”

Read the full story at america.aljazeera.com


Leave a comment

Related Posts

Alleged Gunman, His Girlfriend, a Police Officer and 1 Other Dead in Shooting at Chicago Hospital [Updated]
One person is reported dead and at least three others—including one police officer—were wounded after a gunman opened...
Read More
REPORTS: Blac Chyna releasing $250 skin-lightening cream
Blac Chyna is raising eyebrows after reports surfaced that she’s gearing up to release her own line of skin-lightenin...
Read More
The Coronation of Our Queen Cicely Tyson at the 2018 Governors Awards
Last night, I had the privilege to attend the 2018 Governors Awards in Hollywood, Calif., and saw Cicely Tyson receiv...
Read More
Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen on What Has Changed Since the Civil Rights Movement and Jim Crow
In the new film Green Book, Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen play a black musical genius and the hard-nosed Italian...
Read More

Tags