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Ethiopia writes letter to UN Security Council protesting Arab League’s meddling on Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 6, 2021/APO Group/ —Arab LeagueEthiopia rejects the unwelcome meddling by the League of Arab States on the matter of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) following the League’s submission of a letter to the UN Security Council and UN General Assembly to intervene in the matter.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, H.E. Demeke Mekonnnen sent a letter to the president of the UNSC on Monday (July 05) stating that his country is disappointed by the Arab League for addressing the UN on a matter that does not fall within its purview.

Ethiopia is engaging in the trilateral negotiations in good faith and continuing its utmost commitment to make the AU-led process a success

The League of Arab States has a reputation for its unfettered and unconditional support to any claim Egypt has presented on the issue of the Nile, the letter adds.

The approach followed by the League risks undermining the friendly and cooperative relations between AU and the Arab League since the trilateral negotiation on the GERD is underway under the auspices of the African Union (AU), the letter adds.

The letter notes that the AU, as a common organization for Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan, offers the tripartite a platform to negotiate and reach a win-win outcome guided by the conviction of finding “African solutions to Africa’s challenges.”

The letter further states that Ethiopia is engaging in the trilateral negotiations in good faith and continuing its utmost commitment to make the AU-led process a success and calls on the two lower riparian countries of the Nile to remain faithful to the ongoing African Union-led negotiation.

Ethiopia also reiterates its request for the international community to encourage Egypt and Sudan to abide by the accepted principles of international law on the utilization of transboundary water resources.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Embassy of Ethiopia in Stockholm, Sweden.

4 Comments

  1. A sad NOTE:
    Looking at the map, it is very interesting, with deep surprise as well as sadness, to see that Somalia joins the Arab League AGAINST its eternal neighbourly and brotherly Ethiopia!!!. Perhaps, I am hopelessly naive. THE END

  2. Shine beloved Ethiopia
    Be proud of your heroic peopleto protece ya.
    Shine Ethiopia the just
    Be the torch-bearer of right.
    Show the world our humanity
    We share our waters equitably

    Let there be no ambiguity.
    As always, we do no harm to others
    And don’t compromize that is ours.

  3. Shine beloved Ethiopia
    Be proud of your heroic people to protect ya.
    Shine Ethiopia the just
    Be the torch-bearer of right.
    Show the world our humanity
    We share our waters equitably

    Let there be no ambiguity.
    As always, we do no harm to others
    And don’t compromize that is ours.

  4. Ethiopian government should also have strong response against internal affairs mediation of S secretary Blinken asking Amhara forces to retire from Welkait. probably the guy is very poor and poorly adviced the historical ownership of the land or again TPLF money is at work or something related to the GRED. If Abiy does not care of what happen in Tigray and left it under the TPLF thugs it does not have the moral right to ask the Amhara forces to leave the area specially when they are the right owners. If Abiy is afraid of USA let them the Americans deal directly with the Amahara region. Amharas will join the Somalis to send to hell US special forces. I do not know what is smoking the US secretary but looks lost and childish all his requests.

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