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Morocco shows support to Egypt in Nile dam crisis

In a first, Morocco officially announced its support to Egypt in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) crisis, but many believe this position will not help shift the negotiations over the GERD or change Ethiopia’s unilateral practices.
Coptic Christian families celebrate the Spring Festival known as Sham el-Nessim by the Nile banks in al-Barsha village, Egypt, April 25, 2022.

The Moroccan government has recently voiced its full solidarity with Egypt’s water rights, labeling the Egyptian water security an integral part of Arab water security.

It also called on the disputing parties to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) for abandoning unilateral practices and abiding by international treaties on international rivers, in particular the international law and the 2015 Declaration of Principles explicitly banning unilateral measures with regard to filling and operating the dam. 

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