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Sunday, 7 June 2020

Egyptian FM Shoukry, Chinese counterpart discuss cooperation, GERD talks

Shoukry, Chinese FM talk GERD: Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry gave his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi the latest on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan in a phone call on Thursday. China is the latest to join Sudan, the EU, the UN, and the US in calling for a diplomatic settlement to end the GERD dispute, mounting international pressure on Ethiopia to return to the negotiation table. The negotiations reached a deadlock in February after Ethiopia’s unprompted decision to skip the final round of US-brokered talks in Washington and insistence on filling the dam as early as July.

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