Ethiopia to respond to Egypt’s UN GERD complaint
Ethiopia to respond to Egypt’s UN GERD complaint: Ethiopia will provide a “sufficient” response to Egypt’s complaint to the UN about the country’s plans to begin filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in July, Ethiopia’s state news agency reported yesterday. Ethiopia’s water minister, Sileshi Bekele, said that the government has prepared a “comprehensive document” to submit to the UN Security Council in response to Egypt’s complaint last week. Ethiopia has repeatedly stated that it will begin filling the dam in July; Bekele said yesterday the facility is now 87% complete. US-backed talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan collapsed earlier this year after Ethiopia walked away from the table.