European Union External Action

Statement of the Spokesperson on the signature of the Agreement on Declaration of Principles on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project

Bruxelles, 24/03/2015 - 00:00, UNIQUE ID: 150324_01
Statements by the Spokesperson

The signature of the agreement regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project (GERDP) by Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan yesterday in Khartoum marks an important political initiative for the management of the Nile Waters.
 
The European Union has always supported an equitable outcome that would enable the waters of the Nile – on which millions of people depend for their life and livelihoods - to be used for the development of all.
 
This agreement is part of a process that will greatly enhance the prospects of prosperity and stability for the region. The EU stands ready to provide support as the parties now move to the important phase of implementing the agreement reached in Khartoum.