3 August 2021
The Ethiopian Minister of Irrigation before the Security Council: The Security Council will be suspended in resolving disputes over all transboundary rivers if it responds to the demands of Egypt and Sudan
Ethiopian Minister of Irrigation: The dam will store water in line with what was agreed upon with Egypt and Sudan
Ethiopian Minister of Irrigation: We are forced to conclude that the objection of Egypt and Sudan is to prevent us from using our water
Ethiopian Minister of Irrigation: We regret that sister countries chose to submit the file of the Renaissance Dam to the Security Council
Ethiopian Minister of Irrigation: Ethiopia does not have a large water reserve and there is no alternative to the Renaissance Dam
Ethiopian Minister of Irrigation: The Renaissance Dam is not the first of its kind, and its reservoir is two and a half times smaller than that of the Aswan Dam in Egypt
Ethiopian Irrigation Minister: The Renaissance Dam crisis should not be discussed in the Security Council
Sudan's Foreign Minister: Ethiopia has rejected all proposals to solve the Renaissance Dam crisis
Sudanese Foreign Minister: Ethiopia has taken unilateral steps in the past that harmed the lives of many of our citizens
Sudan's Foreign Minister: Ethiopia's first filling caused the water level to drop in the Blue Nile
Sudan's Foreign Minister: The Renaissance Dam will reduce the proportion of agricultural land by 50%
Sudan's Foreign Minister: The Renaissance Dam affects half the population of Sudan and the entire population of Egypt
Sudan's Foreign Minister: We appreciate the role of the African Union on the Renaissance Dam
Egyptian Foreign Minister: If our rights are threatened, we will have no choice but to protect our inherent right to life
Egyptian Foreign Minister: Egypt will lose 120 billion cubic meters of water due to the Renaissance Dam
Egypt FM Shoukry: The Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia constitutes an existential threat to Egypt
Egypt FM Shoukry: 150 million Egyptians and Sudanese live under danger because of the Renaissance Dam
Shoukry: Egypt proposed financing the Renaissance Dam and providing electricity from Egypt to Ethiopia
Egypt FM Shoukry: The negotiating path led by the African Union has reached a dead end
Egypt FM Shoukry: Ethiopia rejected all Egyptian and Sudanese proposals to solve the Renaissance Dam crisis
Egypt FM Shoukry: The Renaissance Dam poses a real danger to our vital interests
Shoukry: Ethiopia deliberately derailed the dialogue led by the African Union
Egyptian Foreign Minister: We do not have a neutral scientific record of the negative effects of this dam due to the Ethiopian obstruction
Shoukry: Ethiopia undermined talks sponsored by Washington and others held in Sudan
Egyptian Foreign Minister: We do not object to Ethiopia's right to benefit from the waters of the Blue Nile, but we demand that it respect its international obligations
U.S. envoy to the Security Council: We are working with Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia to resume negotiations under the auspices of the African Union
U.S. envoy to the Security Council: We call for stopping statements that threaten any negotiations on the Renaissance Dam
Russian Ambassador to the Security Council: We recognize the importance of the Renaissance Dam project for Ethiopia
British Ambassador to the Security Council: We call on all parties to refrain from any unilateral action on the Renaissance Dam
Headline of Egypt's top government own newspaper on GERD: "All options open"
Tunisian Ambassador to the Security Council: We call for a coordination and cooperation mechanism on the Renaissance Dam to preserve the rights of all parties
Tunisian Ambassador to the Security Council: There must be political will to reach an agreement on the Renaissance Dam
The Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program: An agreement can be reached between the parties to the Renaissance Dam crisis
Director of the United Nations Environment Program: An agreement must be reached on the Renaissance Dam, and overcoming the dispute requires the will of all
3 week ago
In a telephone conversation with his Tunisian counterpart, the Egyptian President discusses the developments of the Renaissance Dam issue before the Security Council session
3 week ago
Al-Sisi discusses with the Tunisian President over the phone the crisis of the Renaissance Dam
Ethiopia rejected a European proposal to host the parties to the Renaissance Dam crisis
Egyptian Foreign Ministry: Shoukry assures Guterres of the need for international contribution to solve the Renaissance Dam crisis
MSF: In response to the killings, we have made the extremely painful but necessary decision to suspend our activities in Abi Adi, Adigrat and Axum, Tigray. Our teams in other areas of Tigray will continue cautiously to provide assistance to people in urgent need
3 week ago
Medical charity Doctors Without Borders says it is halting work in some parts of Ethiopia's war-hit Tigray region after the "brutal murder" of three of its staff last month
US Senate Leader on Foreign Committee, calls on UN to prohibit Ethiopian troops in Tigray from Service as peacekeepers due to their alleged complicity in gross human rights violations
3 week ago
Amhara militias, Ethiopian + Eritrean troops continue to block humanitarian aid into Tigray
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