publish date 2021-09-16 10:09:08
On Wednesday, the UN Security Council called on Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan to resume the months-stalled negotiations on the “Renaissance Dam”, through a presidential statement unanimously adopted by 15 countries.
Below is the text of the statement:
“The Security Council bears in mind the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and the primary responsibility of the Security Council for the maintenance of international peace and security.
The Security Council refers to relevant presidential resolutions and statements.
It refers to the Declaration of Principles Agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project, signed between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on March 23, 2015.
The Security Council takes note of the ongoing negotiations on this issue, under the auspices of the African Union.
The Security Council encourages Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to resume negotiations, at the invitation of the Chairperson of the African Union, to urgently finalize the text of a binding and mutually acceptable agreement on the filling and operation of the dam within a reasonable period of time.
The Security Council encourages the observers who have been invited to attend the negotiations led by the African Union and any other observers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan jointly invited to continue to support the negotiations, with a view to facilitating the resolution of the outstanding technical and legal issues.
The Security Council calls on the three countries to move forward with the leadership of the African Union in the negotiation process in a constructive and cooperative manner.
The Security Council affirms that this statement does not include any principles or precedents in any transboundary water disputes.
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