Ethiopia stalls negotiations with Egypt and Sudan over Renaissance Dam
A tripartite meeting that was supposed to be held in Egypt on Sunday has been postponed upon the request of Addis Ababa in the latest setback to efforts to reach a compromise over Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam.
Egypt had invited Ethiopian and Sudanese officials, along with representatives from the consultancy firm studying the impact of the dam, to a meeting headed by the Egyptian National Committee of the Grand Ethiopian Dam (TNC).
The meeting was arranged to discuss the recent differences between the countries over the building of the Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia.
The tripartite meeting was scheduled to take place in Egypt on Sunday 4 October, a date that was confirmed during President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s meeting with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn during the UN General Assembly meeting.
The two leaders met on the sidelines of the General Assembly in New York last week and confirmed that negotiations over the controversial dam would continue on 4 October. Details