All options are “open” to deal with the crisis of the Renaissance dam Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said on Wednesday, warning the region at the cost of everything. whole would have to pay because of the water dispute.
Egyptians’ concerns about water are justified, the Egyptian president said at a ceremony in Cairo, adding that he has not changed his discourse on Ethiopia’s right to development, but that this development must be done “in a framework which does not affect the rights of Egypt”. “We seek to seize every opportunity in order to benefit from the water regardless of the cost,” he said, stressing that Egypt is keen to exploit its share of the Nile water and that ‘no amount of other water resources is wasted.
Emphasizing the correctness of the positions of Egypt and Sudan, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi assured that the two countries will spare no means to assert their inalienable rights, in accordance with international law and the laws on the use of courts. international water. The Egyptian president’s statements come following the announcement by Egypt and Sudan of the failure of talks held over the past two days in the Congolese capital, Kinshasa, with representatives of Ethiopia. Egypt, which depends on the Nile for about 97% of its irrigation and drinking water, fears that the dam, with a capacity of 74 billion m3, could compromise its annual share of the Nile, estimated at 55.5 billion m3. m3. Sudan receives 18.5 billion m3.
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