US State Department: Ethiopia's Filling of "Renaissance Dam" Will Increase Tension
US State Department spokesman Ned Price says that "Ethiopia's filling of the Renaissance Dam reservoir will likely increase tension."
The US State Department stated on Tuesday that Ethiopia's filling of the GERD had the potential to increase tensions, as it urged parties not to engage with unilateral actions on the dam.
US State Department spokesman Ned Price said the United States called for all parties to commit themselves to a negotiated solution acceptable to all sides.
On Tuesday, the United Nations called on the GERD parties - Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt - to recommit to talks on the dam, a day after Ethiopia began filling the dam's reservoir.
On the other hand, 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
الآن.. الوزير #سامح_شكري يلتقي مندوبي #فرنسا و #المملكة_المتحدة و #الولايات المتحدة الدائمين بالأمم المتحدة.. تحركات مكثفة لعرض أبعاد الموقف المصري في ملف #سد_النهضة 🇪🇬@franceonu@UKUN_NewYork@USUN pic.twitter.com/IfyALZxLx5— 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."