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Ethiopia knows only tripartite negotiation over GERD, says Foreign Ministry

Following invasion of Ethiopia in November 2020, Sudan fostering relation with Egypt and seeking mediators outside the tripartite negotiation and outside of Africa 

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Dina Mufti during weekly briefing in Addis Ababa (Photo : MFAE)

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The Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, Ambassador Dina Mufti, said on Tuesday that Ethiopia officially knows only the tripartite negotiation over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).  

He said so during a regular weekly press briefing in the capital Addis Ababa. The only mediator Ethiopia knows is those involved in the tripartite negation. 

The three countries have been negotiating with African Union as an observer after the US brokered negotiation in Washington failed in February 2020 as the United States sought to dictate in a way to benefit Egypt at the expense of Sudan. That time it was Egypt that initiated a US led mediation.

The AU led negotiation was hailed, especially by Ethiopia, as something that aligns with the principles of “African Solutions for African Problems.”  

Foreign Minister Dina Mufti’s remark came days after the government of Sudan placed a formal request to the European Union, United Nations, United States and the African Union to mediate the stalled talk. 

The decision came immediately after Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdella Hamdok, returned from a visit to Cairo. 

The Sudan Tribune reported “The Sudanese Prime Minister, who returned from Cairo on Friday, sent a message to the United Nations Secretary-General, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo who is also the Chairperson of the African Union, the EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and the U.S. Secretary of State, requesting their mediation in the GERD process.” 

In the same week, and again right after return from a visit to Cairo, Sudanese Prime Minister stated that the second round of filling of GERD constitutes a “national security threat” if done without the knowledge of Sudan and what now seems to be its partner, Egypt. The two countries have signed a military cooperation agreement recently. 

Before changing its position in a way to support Egyptian position, Sudan has been skipping AU led tripartite negotiations. Sudan invaded Ethiopian territories in  November 2020 as the Ethiopian troops based along the border were relocated to the northern part of Ethiopia as part of the law enforcement campaign against Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). And it is contesting the land that its troops controlled after November 2020 are Sudanese land that was under the occupation of Ethiopian troops. 

Ethiopia is making preparations to use its share of the water to undertake the second filling of GERD during the rainy seasons of July and August. After retaining 18 billion cubic meters of water, Ethiopia seeks to start generating hydroelectric power  from two turbines.  

This week, Ethiopian state media, Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) reported that an Ethiopian intellectuals’ council was established with the aim to support GERD ( in all its members). It draws membership from institutions of higher learning. And it is expected to support the negotiation in a more productive way. 

Ethiopia’s $5 billion worth mega dam project is fully funded by local sources. Bonds had been sold for millions of Ethiopians. 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. We ETHIOPIANS and the vast majority of the world population knows exactly who the perpetrators and the organizers of the antiETHIOPIAN joint venture between the Pharaohs (Egypt), Sudan and Saudi Arabia, being the source of the financier of these two terrorist states namely, the Pharaohs (Egypt) and Sudan are, none other than the white supremacist lawless, egregious colonial power which has terrorized the black AFRICAN continent and continental ASIAN countries continuously & for centuries Is, the human blood drinking successive British kings and queens of imperialist England and its tailend servant AmeriKKKa. The GESTAPO propaganda war against the ancient land of ETHIOPIA is financed by a terrorist petrodollar state of Saudi Arabia and organized by the egregious British imperial power, AmeriKKKa and the Western European FASCIST regimes rapped up under the blanket of so called “the western democracy”, who are inhaling and exhaling air, pumping blood using the lungs and hearts of Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler. It’s abundantly clear that, the British human blood drinking imperial power and FASCIST European powers are angry at ETHIOPIA & holding grudges to this day for defeating the colonialist fascist Italia under the leadership of Bonito Mussolini and in the first world war as well.
    My dear fellow ETHIOPIANS, please……please… ask not the LEAGUE OF NATION in New York to do us any favor, it is the same LEAGUE OF NATIONS that we know of represented the white supremacy of Europe and the ugly imperial powers, in Geneva Switzerland in the 1930th, with the same principle, philosophy and ideology, that spat on His Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie, while filing complaints and addressing the occupation and the genocide being committed by fascist Benito Mussolini on his country ETHIOPIA, and to which ETHIOPIA was a participant of the Geneva-convention and a member.
    Our open secret power is , the rock solid unity of us ETHIOPIANS and our traditional as well as historical enemies knows and understand that, that’s why they pour millions of dollars and petrodollars in to our country buying the traitors (BANDAS) to divide us ethnically and make us fight & kill each other, while the fact remains to be that, ETHIOPIA’S ethnic diversity is a beauty of our ETHIOPIAWINET rather than our cause of argument and fighting at one another, WAKE UP MY PEOPLE, WAKE UP FELLOW ETHIOPIANS, time is running out! We ETHIOPIANS and our country are/ is being sold and traded in the world market in abroad day light by our enemies.

    GOD BLESS OUR BELOVED ANCIENT COUNTRY ETHIOPIA AND THE PEOPLE OF ETHIOPIA WHEREVER WE MAYBE .

  2. THE HELL WITH THE HUMAN BLOOD DRINKING DEVILISH ROYAL FAMILIES OF THE BRITISH, AMERIKKKA, FSCIST EUROPEAN UNION, THE NEW YORK BASED LEAGUE Of NATIONS AND THE NAZI MAFIA GROUP AMNESTY International.

    GOD BLESS THE ANCIENT LAND OF ETHIOPIA & IT’S POPULATION

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