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  • Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el Sisi called on Saturday for a binding deal by the summer on the operation of a giant Ethiopian hydropower dam.

  • On his first visit to Sudan since the 2019 overthrow of Omar el Bashir, Sisi said talks over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, or G E R D should aim at reaching an agreement before the next flood season.

  • Both Egypt and Sudan light downstream from the dam, which Addis Ababa says is crucial to its economic development.

  • Ethiopia, which says it has every right to use Nile water long exploited by Egypt, started filling the reservoir behind the dam last summer after Egypt and Sudan failed to secure a legally binding agreement on how the dam will be operated.

  • Cartoon fears the dam could increase the risk of flooding and affect the safe operation of its own Nile dams.

  • Years of diplomatic talks over the project have repeatedly stalled, but Egypt and Sudan's positions have drawn closer as Cairo has engaged in a flurry of diplomacy over the issue in the last two years.

  • The Egyptian president also signalled support for Sudan in a dispute with Ethiopia over the unrest in the border area of L fascia, which has long been settled by Ethiopian farmers.

  • Ethiopia has rejected Sudan's claims to be asserting its rights to control the area under a border agreement from 19 oh three.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el Sisi called on Saturday for a binding deal by the summer on the operation of a giant Ethiopian hydropower dam.

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Egypt's Sisi ups pressure for Ethiopia dam deal

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/07
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