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Egypt takes Nile dam dispute to UN Security Council

Egypt has asked the UN Security Council to weigh in on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam after tripartite negotiations with Ethiopia and Sudan faltered.

CAIRO — Egypt announced June 19 that it has officially called on the United Nations Security Council to intervene to restart the tripartite negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and ensure a fair and balanced solution to the dispute is reached. 

The Egyptian appeal came hours after Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew told the Associated Press that his country will move ahead with filling the GERD without an agreement, adding, “We are working hard to reach a deal, but still we will go ahead with our schedule whatever the outcome is.”

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