Egypt's Sisi tells Egyptians 'not to worry' about Ethiopian dam

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The Egyptian president’s statement comes 24 hours after signing a new agreement between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Egypt’s president Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi (Reuters)

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi told the Egyptians on Wednesday not to worry about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, adding that “matters are fine” in that regard.
“I totally understand the concern of Egyptians as water is a matter of life or death,” the Egyptian president said during his Wednesday speech at Farafra oasis during the inauguration of the first phase of a national project to expand the country’s farmland by reclaiming 1.5 million feddans nationwide.
“We already agree with our brothers [the Ethiopians] that they want to live as we want to live,” said El-Sisi, adding that the Egyptian and Ethiopian people should achieve their common interests.
“I have not led you astray before and I will not lead you astray now,” said El-Sisi, telling the Egyptian people not to lose confidence in him in this matter.
The president’s statement comes 24 hours after the agreement reached in Khartoum on Tuesday between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan regarding a number issues, most importantly a foreign technical firm to conduct impact studies on the dam.
Cairo has repeatedly expressed concerns that filling and operating the dam, which is being built on the Blue Nile, will reduce the supply of Nile water that reaches Egypt.
Ethiopia has rejected these claims, saying that the dam, currently under construction, will not negatively affect the water share of Sudan or Egypt.

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  1. TPLF/EPDRF, what is going on? Are you really Ethiopians? Egyptians are very happy and Ethiopians are very mad and sad. Why you signed not to fill the reservoir before the French firms confirm that the dam will not affect the “historical share” of Egypt’s water. Is this what you know? Only hurting Ethiopia, what is left for sale after this? Almost most of Ethiopian resources are for sale. Ethiopia never been embarrassed like this in her life by her children. What did mother Ethiopia did to you? First of all you should not even sit down with Egyptians because they don’t want fair deal, all they want is the so called “historic share” of water. It is impossible to let them have anymore. Do not go around the bush, tell them that we can not give them anymore. We deserve 75% of the blue Nile water. Ethiopia needs the water more than Egypt because Egypt has a lot of resource of income than Ethiopia. Egypt can also use the seas, but Ethiopia does not have any sea. Egypt must understand where the source of the water is and who is starving the most. Egypt is expanding her farm land and she is worrying about her population increase in 2050, but we are worrying now because we are starving and dying now, we need water.
    Egypt government, you agreed with the government of Ethiopia, they made unbelievable deal with you, but Ethiopian people are very sad about this nonsense deal. Ethiopian government will not be a guard to protect the safety of the small tributaries of Blue Nile all over the high land. Therefore Egyptian people tell your government to look for other alternate and also be nice at least to get only for drinking water from Ethiopia. If there is no any fair deal and Since Ethiopian people are starving and dying they will change the course of the tributaries of Blue Nile for Irrigation to feed their children and stop the dam for ever. Any way You want us to live in dark and you will too after the people of Ethiopia mess the tributaries. If Egypt government want to fight Ethiopia it doesn’t work, it will be more destructive for Egypt and Sudan than for Ethiopia. Both countries will not even get for drink, because you can’t occupied the country with your army for ever.
    God be with Ethiopia.

  2. TPLF has used Ethiopian resources to benefit dispropoationally to their own people, TIGRE. THIS IS OUR FACT OF 25 YEARS. The So called “Renaissance Dam” has been a venue of revenue for TPLF mafia group. It will continue this way until the time has come that this dam will not continue to function or lead to inevitable instability in the region. INNOCENT ETHIOPIAN PEOPLE HAS BEEN POURING THEIR MONEY, TIME AND ENERGY SO THAT THIS LIFE LONG DREAM OF OUR COUNTY IS FULFILLED. HOWEVER, TPLF HAS BEEN USING THIS DREAM TO SUSTAIN THEIR HEGEMONY KNOWING THAT THEY COULD’T FULFILL. NOW, WHEN ETHIOPIAN PEOPLE RISE UP AND RESIST TPLF’S HEGEMONY TPLF WILL INITIATE THEIR WARMONGERING PROPAGANDA AGAINST EGYPT AS THE LAST RESORT TO DIVERT OUR PEOPLE’S ATTENTION. THIS WILL HAPPEN BECAUSE TPLF RESERVED “Renaissance DAM” AS A LAST RESORT TO UNITE THE COUNTY AS A DIVERSION, BUT NOT TO KEEP OUR COUNTRY’S SOVEREIGNTY. HOW LONG WILL YOU BE DECENT AND MALLEABLE THAT HAS ALLOWED LESS THAN 6% OF THE NATION (TPLF, WHICH DOESN’T INCLUDE ALL OF TIGRE PEOPLE) BULLY 96%? SO, UNITE AND FIGHT.

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