Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Dr. Sileshi Bekele, tweeted that the Security Council’s view of the dam was unconstitutional and inappropriate.
“We are working on a water project. This is not a matter for the Security Council,” he said.
He said a country that provides 70 percent water should not be told not to use its water resources. We need electricity, irrigation water, and we have no intention of harming anyone. “We are working together,” he told reporters.
Security Council members have argued that the Renaissance Dam negotiations should continue under the auspices of the African Union.
Negotiations on the Renaissance Dam should continue under the auspices of the African Union.
Addis Ababa: July 20, 2014 (FBC) Members of the United Nations Security Council have called on the African Union (AU) to continue the negotiations on the Renaissance Dam.
Members of the Security Council convened in Egypt to discuss the Renaissance Dam.
Representatives of many countries, including the United States, expressed interest in continuing the negotiations under the auspices of the African Union in a manner that respects the principle of mutual benefit.
The United States, Russia, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Mexico, India and Kenya are among the delegates who want the talks to continue in the African Union.
He said the issue should be resolved through talks under the auspices of the African Union, not by other countries.
Representatives of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan spoke at the meeting. The Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Dr. Sileshi Bekele, said the dam is being built with the blood, sweat and tears of Ethiopia.
He urged the African Union to play its role as it has started.
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Ethiopia’s argument is based on equitable access and collective development.
Egypt and Sudan have made the issue an international and security issue, although it has repeatedly said it will not cause significant damage to the lower riparian countries.
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