The Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

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Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia Reach Deal in Principles On Nile Dam


After three days of hard closed-door talks, Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia on Friday reached an agreement in principles on sharing the Nile water and the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

The foreign ministers of the three countries, who had been gathering here since Wednesday along with the ministers of water resources, made the announcement and note that the agreement would be submitted to the presidents of the three countries for final approval.

“The agreement among the eastern Nile basin countries made during the ministerial talks on the GERD represents a new page of cooperation among Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia,” said Ali Karti, Sudan’s foreign minister, at a joint press conference.

The Sudanese minister further expressed hope that the agreement would also boost communication, saying “we have to work to surpass the distance between us in the past to achieve maximum utilization of this important resource.”

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