Egypt asks UN intervention to resolve Nile dam disputeChristian Fernsby ▼ | June 21, 2020
Egypt has requested the UN Security Council to intervene to resolve a dispute with Ethiopia over a Nile dam project.
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The ministry said the move came after negotiations to resolve the dispute over the Nile dam stalled “as a result of Ethiopian stances that are not positive".
Ethiopia is building a hydro-electric dam project on the Nile, which Egypt fears it would reduce its water share.
Negotiations between Cairo and Addis Ababa center on the pace at which Ethiopia fills the 74 billion cubic meter reservoir behind the dam and the impact that could have on water supplies downstream in Egypt and Sudan. On Friday, Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew said Addis Ababa will go ahead and start filling the dam next month, even without an agreement. ■