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In another chapter of political attempts to settle the regional dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) convened on Monday for a special discussion on the decade-long issue.
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A statement by Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Ahmed Hafez, said the two ministers praised Egypt-UK cooperation during the phone call. He also mentioned the importance of further enhancing the cooperation to achieve the interests of the two countries.
During the telephone discussions, Shoukry emphasised Egypt’s desire for stability in Lebanon, the ministry statement said. The ministers also discussed issues of mutual interest and bilateral relations between the two countries.
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During the discussions, which took place via telephone, the two foreign ministers talked on the measures taken by both countries to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ahmed Hafez said Issoufou hailed Egypt’s efforts in GERD negotiations, as the meeting tackled Egypt’s attempts to reach a fair agreement that achieve the interests of the three concerned countries (Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia).
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The Egyptian minister explained his country’s stance on the latest developments of the ongoing negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
Ethiopia had announced that it would continue to build the dam and fill its reservoir, regardless of the interests of the other countries, indicating the failure of the American mediation, which aimed to reach an agreement between Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan.
Shoukry arrived to Germany on Saturday to attend the 56th session of the conference
Foreign minister stressed necessity of building on meetings hosted earlier by Cairo in this regard
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US will propose a final draft to Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan within the coming week so every country will consider it before signing, says Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs
Egypt is to approve agreement in final round of GERD talks
Last round of GERD negotiations in Washington on 28-31 January
The meeting was on the sidelines of the 36th Ordinary Session of the African Union’s Executive Council on 6-7 February in Addis Ababa.
Shoukry will also head the last session of the AU under Egyptian presidency. Egypt will hand over the AU presidency to South Africa starting 10 February.
Last week, Sudan’s capital, Khartoum hosted technical and legal discussions over the GERD, in which officials from Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia discussed possible measures to be followed in the times of drought, to prevent any harm to Egypt’s water share from Nile.
Al-Arabiya news channel reported that the meeting was attended by the foreign ministers of Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Chad, and Niger.