Renaissance Dam talks adjourned to December 11

Ahmed Abu zeid the spokesman of Egyptian Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday the postponement of the six-party talks concerned the Renaissance daim on December 11-12 in Khartoum.Abu Zeid added that the postponement came upon a request from Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom who will accompany Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in a visit to Kenya.
Minister Adhanom has request to Sameh Shoukry Egypt’s foreign during their meeting on Johannesburg to adjourned the six party meeting, spokesman noted.
This talks will includes irrigation and Foreign ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan.
The six-party meeting was scheduled to be held in Khartoum Sunday and Monday to tackle the ways to overcome the challenges facing the negotiations and activating the agreement signed by three countries’ leaders on March 6, Sudanese Water Resource Minister Moatz Moussa said in media remarks Wednesday.
A challenge was posed to the countries when Dutch firm Deltares, one of the two European companies tasked to study the dam impacts, withdrew from a bid to conduct the dam studies due to divergences of roles with the French BRL group.
The construction of the dam has been a high-priority issue for Egypt’s government, which has raised concerns it would negatively affect its water supply. Ethiopia has claimed the dam is necessary for its development.

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