Cairo renewed its adherence to reaching a deal in the Renaissance Dam negotiations

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Egypt declared its commitment to the long-term policy during the disputed Renaissance Dam negotiations with Ethiopia.

A spokesman for the Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation, Mohamed El-Sebaei, said Tuesday, “We are committed to the long-term policy because we are talking about a fateful issue for all peoples,” calling for a fair agreement that satisfies all parties. He explained, in televised statements, that “the rounds of negotiations of GERD extended for nine years, which is a continuation of what has been in the past periods.” “The main goal of these meetings is to avoid any remarks after the three countries received proposals from other countries related to filling and operating the dam,” Al-Sebaei pointed out.

Negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan have stalled over the rules for filling and operating the dam, and each side’s share of the Nile water, amid Egyptian rejection of the separate filling of the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. It is decided that the three countries that resumed their talks last Tuesday will merge their proposals for the texts of the proposed agreement and deliver them to the President of the African Union on 28 August.

Negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan have stalled over the rules for filling and operating the dam, and each side’s share of the Nile water, amid Egyptian rejection of the separate filling of the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. It is decided that the three countries that resumed their talks last Tuesday will merge their proposals for the texts of the proposed agreement and deliver them to the President of the African Union on 28 August.