By: Jama Farah Horndiplomat Contributor
Horndiplomat-The government of Ethiopia commends the Water Affairs Ministers of Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt for convening in Khartoum to continue with the trilateral dialogue on Nile waters. Horndiplomat reports
The following statement was issued today by the Office of the Prime Minister-Ethiopia
The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia commends the Water Affairs Ministers of Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt for convening in Khartoum to continue with the trilateral dialogue on the filling and operation of Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
The Government reiterates the right of all the eleven basin countries of the Nile to utilize the Nile water based on the principles of equitable utilization and the causing of no significant harm, which underlines the right of Ethiopia to develop its water resources to meet the development needs of its people.
The Government of Ethiopia will reinforce its effort to make the ongoing trilateral dialogue a success. It also expects a similar commitment from the two downstream countries, Egypt and Sudan.
Ethiopia stands ready to resolve any differences and outstanding concerns by consultation among the three countries.
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