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Tunisia submits UN resolution urging Ethiopia to halt dam filling

The draft resolution also called for Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to finalize an agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam within the next six months.
A worker goes down a construction ladder at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), near Guba in Ethiopia, on Dec. 26, 2019.

Ahead of a UN Security Council meeting on Thursday, Tunisia has reportedly submitted a draft resolution calling for Ethiopia to halt its filling of a controversial mega dam known as the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

The document urges Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to continue negotiations over the GERD and finalize a binding agreement on filling the hydropower dam within six months. 

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