The meeting that kicked off today in Addis Ababa will stay for two days. Addis Ababa May 05/2018
Ethiopia’s Water and Irrigation Minister Sileshi Bekele, Sudan’s Minister of Water resources and Irrigation Muataz Musa; and Egyptian Water resources and Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel Ati have been attending the meeting.
It was recalled that the water ministers of the three countries in Khartoum weeks back have agreed to implement the guideline given by the leaders’ of the countries. However, they did not reached on a consensus by the 1959 agreement that presented by Egypt regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
It is recalled that Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Meles Alam had said earlier that Ethiopia won’t accept the 1959 agreement, which totally ignored it.
The 1959 agreement signed between Sudan and Egypt, gives Cairo the lion’s share of the Nile water, which is 55.5 billion cubic meters annually, while Khartoum allowed to use 18.5 billion cubic meters.
Though there is no information on the agendas of the meeting for media but it’s expected that there will be a wide range of discussion on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam