Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid, the official spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, believed that the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry’s announcement published on May 22, in response to the recent Arab summit decision to support the position of Egypt and Sudan on the issue. The subject of the Renaissance Dam is misleading and full of inaccuracies and facts.
The spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed regret at the false claims contained in the announcement that the three countries, Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan, had already agreed during the negotiations on the volume of water to be held and the period of filling the dam reservoir, and that turning to Egypt and Sudan to request Arab support is a violation of the agreement of principles, and even the claim that the countries The Arab members of the African Union do not unanimously support the Arab decision given at the last summit.
And he added, “Egypt’s history of supporting movements of national struggle and liberation from colonialism in Africa, and its efforts and resources to support economic and social development programs and peace building on the continent, really do not coincide with flimsy accusations that Egypt is mobilizing Arab countries against African interests.” He added that the fact that Ethiopia is the headquarters of the African Union does not qualify it to speak in its name or on behalf of its member states in this way, to cover up its violations of the rules of international law and the principles of good neighborliness.
The spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs summarized his words and refuted Ethiopia’s claim that it took into account the concerns of Egypt and Sudan, and pointed out that this contradicts the fact that the negotiations continued for over ten years without success, and without any commitment or consideration of rights. of the downstream countries.