Shoukry Meets Russian, Chinese UNPRs to Strengthen Egypt on "GERD"
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry meets Chinese and Russian permanent representatives to the Security Council and stresses the role of the UNSC in resolving the "Renaissance Dam" crisis.
In meeting with China and Russia, Egypt stressed "the importance of the Security Council to assume its role in the Renaissance Dam crisis" hours before an awaited UNSC session, requested by Cairo and Khartoum to resolve differences with Addis Ababa on the project.
According to a tweet by the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Minister Sameh Shoukry met with the permanent representatives of Russia and China in the UNSC in New York.
Continuing his intensive mtgs in NY, FM #Sameh_Shoukry meets the PRs of China and Russia in the SC, and affirms Egypt's position to reach a binding agreement on #GERD, and the need for the Council to assume its responsibilities towards this issue.@mfa_russia@MFA_China pic.twitter.com/IeVVVUgb4v— Egypt MFA Spokesperson (@MfaEgypt) July 6, 2021
During the meeting, Shoukry underscored "Egypt's position to reach a binding agreement on the Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam, and the need for the Council to assume its responsibilities towards this issue."
The President of the UNSC had announced a session to be held on Thursday regarding the Ethiopian "Renaissance Dam" after the SC received a request by both Egypt and Sudan. The request was filed due to Ethiopia's inflexibility in reaching an agreement on the dam. Cairo had also made a formal speech condemning Ethiopia and opposing its unilateral decision.