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African Union: High Representative/ Vice-President Josep Borrell speaks to Commissioner of the African Union Peace and Security Commission Smail Chergui

Brussels, 28/05/2020 - 16:24, UNIQUE ID: 200528_7
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On Thursday, 28 May, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/ Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell held a phone call with the Commissioner of the African Union Peace and Security Commission Smail Chergui.

The High Representative and Commissioner Chergui exchanged views on the latest developments on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Resolving the Nile dispute is a matter of stability for the whole region.

Over the past weeks, High Representative/Vice-President Borrell has been engaging with all parties and strongly encouraged them to avoid increased polarisation. He recalled that the EU welcomes the decision to resume technical talks between the Water Ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan.

It is now important to avoid further escalation and find an urgent and mutually beneficial solution. The High Representative underlined the EU’s readiness to support the parties in this endeavour and share its expertise.

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