Egyptian diplomacy – factors limiting its ability to resolve the crisis with Ethiopia over the later’s Renaissance Dam

“Egypt has fought what can be described as futile negotiations that did not result in anything that changes the aquatic reality in Egypt and imposed by Ethiopia on Egypt”

Image result for great renaissance damThe Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, under construction (Photo Credit – Africa research online).

Author: Ambassador Bilal Al Masri – Former Ambassador of Egypt to Angola, Sao Tome and Niger

Egypt is considering an ‘agreement’ with Ethiopia to fill the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam with the current technical specifications, including the period of filling the dam reservoir and its storage capacity, which is estimated at 74 billion cubic meters, which it sees as a decrease in the Nile water supply to the Egyptian lands.

Egypt’s water is 55.5 billion cubic meters / year According to the Agreement on the Full Use of Nile Water, signed on November 8, 1959 with Sudan, the only bilateral agreement between two Nile River Basin countries. Under Article 4 of the Nile Basin Agreement, “After the operation of the High Dam, 5 billion cubic meters / year and the Sudan (75% of (18.5 billion cubic meters / year).

In the case of increasing the average Nile water revenues, this increase is divided equally between the Republics of Egypt and Sudan, Therefore, Egypt has fought what can be described as futile negotiations that did not result in anything that changes the aquatic reality in Egypt and imposed by Ethiopia on Egypt.

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