Ethiopia unresponsive in dam negotiations: Foreign minister

A picture taken on May 28, 2013 shows the Blue Nile in Guba, Ethiopia, during its diversion ceremony.  (AFP Photo)10/05/2014 (Daily News – Egypt): Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy has said he is yet to receive a response regarding suggestions he made to his Ethiopian counterpart regarding the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Fahmy met with Tedros Adhanom in Brussels at the start of April on the sidelines of the fourth EU-Africa Summit. The two discussed ideas that Fahmy had previously presented; however, the foreign ministry is yet to receive a reply from the Ethiopian side to these suggestions, Fahmy told state owned MENA on Saturday. Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb also spoke out about the GERD issue on Saturday, stressing that Ethiopia has the right to produce electricity, but must do so without harming Egypt’s water security interests. He stressed that the situation is not one that will result in conflict, but can be solved diplomatically…




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