Ethiopia rejects Egypt’s new comment on GERD
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia (MoFA) rejects the irresponsible statement attributed to the Foreign Minister of Egypt threatening Ethiopia with yet another all options are open’ declaration.
The ministery said that, such a threat constitutes a flagrant breach of the United Nations Charter and Constitutive Act of the African Union.
Egypt’s act stands as a clear violation of the Agreement on the Declaration of Principles on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) signed on 23 March 2015 between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan, the ministry added.
And also Ethiopia said that, Egypt must cease its callous and unlawful pronouncements.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls upon all concerned actors to take note of Egypt’s flagrant violation of principles of international relations, and underscores that no interest can be advanced through threats and intimidation.
The press release stated that, If approached in good faith and with full respect for principles of international law, amicable solution between the three countries is within reach in the negotiations under the auspices of the African Union.
Ethiopia reiterates its calls on the parties to re-engage the African Union platform and reach a negotiated solution on the great Ethiopian Renaissance dam (GERD).
On its part, Ethiopia remains committed to a win-win settlement of this matter, MoFA said in it’s statement.