Delegation of the European Union to El Salvador and to the Central American Integration System (SICA)

GERD: Statement by the High Representative Josep Borrell on the latest developments

Brussels, 24/10/2020 - 13:43, UNIQUE ID: 201024_36
Statements by the HR/VP

Over 250 million citizens of the Blue Nile Basin stand to benefit from a predictable agreement based on a negotiated arrangement for the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and are expecting investments in water security, irrigation, agricultural production and electricity generation.

An agreement on the filling of the GERD is within the reach of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt. Now is the time for action and not for increasing tensions. The efforts of South Africa, current Chair of the African Union, to bring the parties to a negotiated solution have the full support of the European Union which looks forward to the imminent resumption  and successful conclusion of the talks.