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Egypt, Sudan joint committee resume talks on Nile waters

The Permanent Joint Technical Commission for Nile Waters between Egypt and Sudan has convened after a four-year hiatus amid the stalled negotiations over Ethiopia’s controversial Nile dam.
An Ethiopian national flag is seen at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in Guba, Ethiopia, on Feb. 19, 2022.

CAIRO — An Egyptian-Sudanese committee tasked with coordinating positions on the Nile River water convened Oct. 10 in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, after a four-year hiatus.

The 62nd session of the Permanent Joint Technical Commission for Nile Waters between Egypt and Sudan came amid the ongoing crisis over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile, the main tributary of the Nile River, and the failure of the three parties to the conflict (Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia) to reach a legal agreement on operating and managing the dam after decadelong negotiations.

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