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Egypt and Ethiopia Agree to Avoid Clash over Huge Nile River Dam

Egypt and Ethiopia Agree to Avoid Clash over Huge Nile River Dam Egypt and Ethiopia Agree to Avoid Clash over Huge Nile River Dam
Bennie Garza | 12 June, 2018, 03:43

The dam is expected to reduce Egypt's share of Nile waters, further limiting the country's already scarce water resources.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali vowed on Sunday that Ethiopia will not harm Egypt's share of the Nile River water through the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). We believe that we should benefit from this river, the Nile, but when we benefit we should not do harm to the Egyptian people, " Ahmed said Sunday at a news conference alongside Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Cairo.

The GERD will be Africa's largest dam upon completion with a total volume of 74 billion cubic meters and a construction cost of about 4.7 billion US dollars.

The €3.3 billion ($4 billion) Grand Renaissance Dam, the largest hydroelectric project in Africa, is being built on the Blue Nile tributary of the river, which is Egypt's main source of water for consumption, industry and farming, Deutsche Welle wrote.

Translation: "By his weak imagination power, Sisi thought that by making the Ethiopian PM swear he is saving Egypt's historic right in Nile waters, the Ethiopian PM will stick to his swear".

"I swear to God that Ethiopia will not do any harm to Egypt's water", Sisi dictates the Ethiopian PM who speaks native Aramaic language, in Arabic, before he starts laughing and applauding Ali.

Egypt fears too much of the Nile's waters could be retained each year, affecting its agriculture, while Ethiopia views the dam as crucial to its national development.

"We will take care of the Nile and we will preserve your share", Ahmed said.

During the meeting in Addis Ababa, the three states agreed to form a scientific study group for consultation on the reservoir construction and filling and to hold a summit among the three countries' leaders every six months.

Egyptian presidents in the past have threatened military force in defense of their share of the Nile and against any attempts to build dams on it. El-Sissi has ruled that out.

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