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Sunday, 4 August 2019

Egyptian, Sudanese irrigation ministers discuss GERD

Egyptian, Sudanese irrigation ministers discuss GERD: Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel Ati discussed negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) with his Sudanese counterpartSalah Ahmed Mohamed Ibrahim during a visit to Sudan last week, according to a cabinet statement. Abdel Ati will travel to Ethiopia for talks after visiting Sudan. Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew last week told President Abdel Fattah El Sisi that the government is keen to restart negotiations over the project. The planned construction of the 6 GW GERD has been a source of tension between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia for several years, and the issue remains unresolved.

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