Indian Ocean Commission

GERD: Statement by the Spokesperson on the expected resumption of talks

Brussels, 02/01/2021 - 19:54, UNIQUE ID: 210102_1
Statements by the Spokesperson

The resumption of talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) proposed for Sunday January 3 by African Union Chair South Africa offers an important opportunity for progress towards an agreement on the filling and related operations of the dam.

This will assure a secure and predictable livelihood for many millions of people who live in the Nile Basin and depend on an agreement that builds confidence among the countries and offers an environment conducive to investment and economic growth. As an observer to the talks, the European Union encourages all the parties to show the political will to engage in this round of talks in a constructive and open minded spirit.

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