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US, WB Role on GERD Talks Limited to Assisting Negotiators - Ethiopian FM

News Summed Up 2019-11-08 05:30:00

US, WB Role on GERD Talks Limited to Assisting Negotiators - Ethiopian FMBy Staff ReporterNovember 8, 2019 (Ezega.com) -- The role of United States and World Bank as observer in future talks between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project is limited to assisting the countries to reach a win-win solution. Briefing journalists and Ethiopian diplomats and community in Washington DC on Friday following the conclusion of the US mediated talks between the three countries, Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew said the US mediated talks involve just procedures on how the three countries would resolve differences in relation to the GERD project. The latest negotiation has given Ethiopia a good opportunity to get the confirmation of Sudan’s support for the GERD project, Ethiopian Ambassador to the US Fitsum Arega said. According to the Ambassador, the negation was helpful in that the mediators could identify the problems for suspension of previous talks. He was referring to Egyptian officials claim that the GERD issue is more political, not technical.


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