Egypt welcomes the statement of the Security Council on the Renaissance Dam

In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Arab Republic of Egypt welcomed the presidential statement issued on Wednesday by the Security Council, within the framework of its responsibilities for maintaining international peace and security, which encouraged Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to resume negotiations on the Renaissance Dam within the framework of the negotiating track led by the President of the African Union, with the aim of Quickly finish drafting the text of a binding legal agreement on filling and operating the Renaissance Dam, within a reasonable time frame.

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that the presidential statement issued by the UN Security Council encouraged the observers who had previously participated in the negotiating meetings held under the auspices of the African Union, and any other observers agreed upon by the three countries, to continue to actively support the course of negotiations in order to facilitate the settlement of technical and legal issues or Any other pending issues.

The issuance of this presidential statement by the Security Council confirms the special importance that the members of the Security Council attach to the issue of the Renaissance Dam, and in recognition of the importance of containing its negative repercussions on international peace and security, and of their responsibility to remedy any deterioration in the situation resulting from not paying the necessary attention to it.

Egypt affirms that the presidential statement issued by the Security Council on the Renaissance Dam, in light of its mandatory nature, represents an important impetus for the efforts made for the success of the African negotiating track, which requires Ethiopia to engage seriously and with a sincere political will in order to reach a binding legal agreement on The rules for filling and operating the Renaissance Dam as contained in the presidential statement of the Security Council.

The United Nations Security Council had called in a presidential statement issued today, Wednesday, by Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt to resume negotiations on the Renaissance Dam, based on the invitation of the President of the African Union to quickly finalize the text of an agreement acceptable and binding on the parties regarding the filling and operation of the dam, within a reasonable time frame, encouraging the observers who They have been invited to attend the negotiations led by the African Union and any other observers that Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt may decide to join by mutual consent, to continue to support the negotiations with a view to facilitating the resolution of outstanding technical and legal issues.

The Security Council called on the three countries to move forward in a constructive and cooperative manner in the negotiation process led by the African Union, stressing that this statement does not establish any principles nor any precedent in any other disputes over transboundary waters.

The Security Council affirmed that it bears in mind the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and the primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security that rests with the Security Council, and recalls its previous relevant resolutions and presidential statements. The Security Council notes the Declaration of Principles Agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project, concluded between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt on March 23, 2015, the Security Council takes note of the negotiations conducted on the issue of the dam under the auspices of the African Union.

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