Ägypten und Äthiopien streiten wegen Damm am Blauen Nil
September 17, 2019 -
Laut Ägypten hätte Äthiopien den Plan zum Betrieb des $4 Milliarden teuren Grand Ehtiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), den Äthiopien am Blauen Nil errichtet, "kurzerhand abgelehnt".
Egypt also dismissed Ethiopia’s own proposal as “unfair and inequitable”, Reuters said.
The comments come as Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan met on Sunday and Monday for their first talks over the dam in more than a year.
The long-running dispute centres on the filling and operation of what will be Africa's largest hydroelectric dam.
Egypt fears the dam could reduce its share of the Nile River, which serves as a lifeline for the country’s 100 million people. Ethiopia has roughly the same population and says the dam will help its economic development.
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