The government has informed the truth about the water filling


Ethiopia, which is building the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GRD) which worries its downstream neighbors Egypt and Sudan, said it would fill the reservoir in a few weeks, as planned, providing enough time for talks to be concluded.


Tortuous negotiations over the years have left the two nations and their neighbor Sudan short of an agreement to regulate how Ethiopia will operate the dam and fill its reservoir, while protecting Egypt’s scarce water supplies from the Nile river.


Ethiopia’s water minister, Seleshi Bekele, said that consensus had been reached to finalize a deal within two to three weeks, a day after leaders from the three countries and South African President Cyril Reimpose, who chairs the African Union, held an online summit.

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