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Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Egypt’s decision to take GERD dispute to the UN Security Council wasn’t meant to escalate tensions, Shoukry says

Egypt’s decision to take the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) dispute to the UN Security Council was not meant to escalate tensions, and is actually in everybody’s favor as an international body whose sole mandate is to preserve peace and security, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told Sky News Arabia yesterday (watch, runtime: 20:31). The minister also said that Ethiopia had withheld information on its blueprint for the dam — which could pose a serious threat to Sudan if the structure fails. Shoukry also told Al Arabiya that the three countries are broadly in agreement on the timeline of filling the dam’s reservoir.

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