The Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the two estuary states of the Nile River, Egypt and Sudan, “directly started referring the issue of the Renaissance Dam again to the Security Council, which was previously included in taking the file outside the African framework.”
This came according to the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Dina Mufti, at a press conference held in Addis Ababa, which was followed by Al-Ain Al-Akhbariya.
Mufti said, “The two downstream countries prevented reaching an agreement on the Renaissance Dam in the Kinshasa negotiations.”
He added, “Sudan does not serve its cause with regard to the Renaissance Dam, but rather the interests of the other side.”
He continued: “What we used to say is that the country closest to us, Sudan, no longer has its own agenda. Rather, the agenda of another party became clear after Ethiopia’s call for the two countries to send dam operators and exchange information with them about the filling and safety of the dam.”
The Egyptian and Sudanese sides did not comment on what the Ethiopian official said, except that Cairo and Khartoum confirmed in many statements and statements of their one position in the Renaissance Dam crisis, and accused Addis Ababa of obstinacy and thwarting the negotiations.