Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi confirmed today, Tuesday, that Egypt’s share of the Nile water will not decrease.
In statements to the editors-in-chief of Egyptian newspapers today, on the sidelines of the inauguration of several service and food projects, El-Sisi said that “the state is striving to provide water and preserve agricultural lands,” stressing that with the continuation of Egypt’s share of the Nile water, there will remain a problem in providing water due to population growth. .
Nile River (archive)
In another context, Sisi referred to a current crisis in the Egyptian countryside, which is the “aggression on agricultural lands”, stressing the need to protect and preserve what is left of it to provide materials and food commodities.
The Egyptian president had reiterated a few days ago, His country’s firm position in upholding its historical rights of the Nile waters, and to maintain the water security of Egypt.
During his meeting with Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra in Cairo on Sunday, Sisi stressed the importance of all concerned parties engaging in the negotiation process seriously and with a real political will to reach a comprehensive and legally binding agreement on the rules for filling and operating the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
The Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
Egypt had previously announced its keenness to complete the dam negotiations and to reach a just and binding legal agreement for all that meets the aspirations of all countries for development.
Cairo demanded with the participation of international parties, Including the United States, the European Union and the United Nations, to actively support the negotiation methodology between the three countries (Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia), and to maximize its chances of success, especially with the negotiations reaching a stage of stagnation as a result of Ethiopian intransigence. She stressed that she will not accept the unilateral decision to fill and operate the Ethiopian dam.
It is noteworthy that the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced last Thursday that the second filling of the Renaissance Dam took place in the amount that was previously scheduled, which is 13.5 billion cubic meters, adding that This filling did not harm Egypt and Sudan. But they – that is, the two countries – do not want to admit this.
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