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Sino-Ethiopia political consultations, China’s stand on GERD negotiation

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Sino-Ethiopian political consultation (Photo credit : MFAE)


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia on Wednesday disclosed that China and Ethiopia held their first political consultation. It was held virtually. 

Redwan Hussien, State Minister in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ethiopia and H.E. Deng Li, Assistant Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China, led the consultative meeting. 

Strategic partnership between the two countries, domestic political development in Ethiopia, regional and international cooperation were among agenda items during the meeting, according to an update from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

The Chinese government is briefed about Humanitarian efforts by the Federal government to address the situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.

Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD) and the trilateral negotiation between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt was also discussed. 

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, Chinese believes that it should be resolved through dialogue  “under the auspices of the AU-led negotiation and in line with the principle of African solutions to African problems.”

Moreover, Redwan Hussien briefed the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the invasion of Ethiopian territories by Sudan and the displacement of  Ethiopian farmers living in the border area. 


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  1. Why would Ethiopia talk to China about Sudan invading it’s borders
    yet say the dam negotiations are to be handled internally?

    Is Ethiopia is running to China for help as the West’s sabre-rattling increases?
    If so, it looks like China is putting out the fact they want no part in this disaster.

    This looks really, really bad.

  2. i’ve read & have been following the GERD story since its inception & nowhere have i seen or heard that anyone thinks the water belongs to Ethiopia alone. everyone else, whether they are along the banks of either of the nile rivers or half way around the world (US, EU, ME like the saudis) thinks they have a say in how & whom shall have the rights to the nile.

    the IMF & WB want a say bc they want to lend Ethiopia money with all sorts of conditions on the GERDs operation that will not benefit Ethiopia. the US & EU want a say bc they support egypt who buys their weapons & other crap that only hurts itself & others around egypt. the Ethiopian Govt has made an excellent decision to exclude any foreign entity being involved in its financing so the GERD only belongs to her.

    well i have news for all of these so called actors or experts… the blue nile begins in Ethiopia, ie; the source is Ethiopia, so it’s hers alone.

    if any other bordering country or downstream country wants Ethiopias water, they can pay for it, plain & simple. payment could be trade of resources or just cash. whatever method they choose doesn’t matter as long as they pay for it.

    and another thing, Sudan is the only immediate downstream country to Ethiopia’s water, so Ethiopia should just have a water agreement with Sudan, then Sudan can deal with anyone else that wants Sudan’s water from there.

    the current PM of Ethiopia is a Nobel peace laureate & Ethiopia is the only nation on the whole continent that has never been a colony of a foreign power. egypt expects the only true sovereign nation in all africa to concede to a multi-time colonised heretic like egypt with a leader that came to power by murdering his own people bc he couldn’t get his way with a democratically elected leader, just like mubarek did before him. what a joke el-sisi the murderous dictator has become.

    its ethiopia’s water & she will decide how to use it!




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