Egypt and Sudan start ‘Nile Protectors’ joint military exercise; Ethiopia says second filling on schedule

Addis Standard
May 22, 2021

Final Preparations for the launch of the joint Sudanese-Egyptian military training exercise titled “Nile Protectors”, and scheduled to take place in Sudan between May 26 and 31 of this year have been completed Sudan News Agency (SUNA) reported yesterday.

The report disclosed that personnel from all specializations and classes in the both military will  participate in the exercise. The report also disclosed that Egyptian forces participating in the exercise arrived at Khartoum Air Base, along with convoys of ground forces and vehicles that arrived by sea.

The report said that the “Nile Protectors” maneuver comes as an extension of a series of joint training exercises between the two countries, and was preceded by two exercise tiled Nile Eagles 1 and 2, all of which aim to exchange military expertise, enhance cooperation and unify working methods to address the expected threats to the two countries according to the report.

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This latest development comes as tensions between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) reaching its highest after failing to reach an agreement in Kinshasa last month. Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in a press release issued shortly after the accords blame Egypt and Sudan for the failure of negotiation and reiterated its position in support of a trilateral process that will maintain the ownership of the countries and integrity of the AU-led process and commits to working towards the conclusion of the trilateral process.

Ethiopia’s Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Demeke Mekonnen said during a meeting with diplomats, intellectuals and members of the GERD negotiation team that, “The second filling of the GERD will be conducted as scheduled and agreed by the national scientific research group (NISRG) of the three countries.”

The Deputy Prime Minister sounded confident in the role of the AU in facilitating the negotiations and bringing the process to a successful conclusion and reaffirmed Ethiopia’s conviction on the principle of finding African solutions to African problems while adding, “Egypt and Sudan are attempting to exert unnecessary pressure on Ethiopia through different means including the internationalization and politicization of technical issues which will only undermine trust among the three countries.” He concluded by  expressing hopes that the tripartite negotiation will be concluded with a mutually beneficial agreement adding that the riparian countries should have been part of the consultation since the river basin is a shared resource.

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  1. I see Field Marshal Abdel Hakim Amer in this photo. O my goodness! You Ethiopians! You better cut and run without any delay, right now!!!! You will have no chance with Hakim on the other side. I’m telling you to do that today!! Hakim was promoted to a field marshal after beating Israel in 1948 and 1967. He also beat the combined forces of France and the UK in 1956. He is invincible. You better hand over the dam and the entire area of Western Ethiopia all the way to the outskirt of Addis/Finfine. Do it now!!!

    Hey Ittu! Hakim was dead and gone a long time ago in 1967. What are you talking about? He is dead!! And he never won a single battle. Israel had licked him not once but twice both in 1948 and 1967. Britain was ready to kick the living light out of him in 1956 if not for the dire warning to Anthony from President Eisenhower not to do so.

    I don’t care. You should believe what I said about him being still alive. He is the first one on the left, the tall white dude. I also got the copy of his plan. He will clear the entire Gojjam and Gondar region areas of all Amharas and adjacent areas of all Oromos to make room for new arrivals from Egypt and Sudan. Run! Run before he arrives at your doorsteps!!! Today! You never knew how to fight anyway! Run!!!

  2. Sudan claimed all of Benishangul Gumuz regional state is Sudanese territory , if Egypt and USA form a coalition force to help Sudan reclaim the Benishangul Gumuz region then Ethiopia will need to arm herself with tens of billions of USD worth military armaments because Eritrea can claim Amara region with the help of the Arab League then the three countries Eritrea, Sudan and Egypt will have full control of the Abay / Nile by deporting Ethiopians out of the GERD/Abay area and if the Ethiopian diasporas don’t fund the Ethiopian military to buy the tens of billions USD dollars woy mechanized military weapons then Ethiopia does not stand a chance to survive the war over Nile/Abay. Since the Ethiopian Diasporas are funding the GERD construction and the Ethiopian Diasporas also need to prepare to fund the protection of GERD and it’s surroundings also.

  3. Hello All of You Amharas! Have evacuated the entire regions of Gojjam and Gondar? How about you Oromos who now live within 300 miles along the banks of the Blue Nile, have you left the area? If you haven’t already the jets, tanks, howitzers and heavily armed burly soldiers of el-Sisi and Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman al-Burhan are all coming for you. They will smoke you out and throw your bodies to the hyenas and foxes. All that area belonged to Sudan and Egypt before the 1902 chicken scratch. I’m telling you to run now!!! Otherwise you will be lambasted alive by the indomitable soldiers of Sudan and Egypt. You are forewarned. Me? I am gonna call myself Sudanese/Egyptian-American starting tomorrow. Don’t you dare call me Ethiopian-American! Don’t even think about it. I have asked el-Sisi already if I can create my own Republic of Oromia and he has given me the green light. Hey Ittu!!! Eat your heart out! Na-na-na-na-na boo boo!!!!!!

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