Nation Rejects Irresponsible Statement Attributed to Egypt FM Threatening Ethiopia

Addis Ababa March 16/2023 (ENA) Ethiopia rejected the irresponsible statement attributed to the Foreign Minister of Egypt, threatening Ethiopia with yet another 'all options are open' declaration with regard to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement issued today that such a threat constitutes a flagrant breach of the United Nations Charter and Constitutive Act of the African Union.

This also stands as a clear violation of the Agreement on the Declaration of Principles on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) signed on 23 March 2015 between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan.

Egypt must cease its callous and unlawful pronouncements, it added.

The ministry called upon all concerned actors to take note of Egypt’s flagrant violation of principles of international relations, and underscored that no interest can be advanced through threats and intimidation.

If approached in good faith and with full respect for principles of international law, amicable solution between the three countries is within reach in the negotiations under the auspices of the African Union, the statement noted.

"Yet again, Ethiopia reiterates its calls on the parties to re-engage the African Union platform and reach a negotiated solution on the GERD. On its part, Ethiopia remains committed to a win-win settlement of this matter."

Source: Ethiopian News Agency


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