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Egypt, Sudan Seek Global Mediation in Ethiopian Dam Talks

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam reservoir filling in 2020.

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam reservoir filling in 2020.

Photographer: Gallo Images/Orbital Horizon/Copernicus Sentinel Data 2020

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Egypt and Sudan on Tuesday warned anew against any unilateral move by Ethiopia in filling its Nile River dam and urged more outside support to revive negotiations.

Describing Ethiopia’s decision to move forward with a second phase of filling the Renaissance Dam as a clear violation of earlier agreements, the foreign ministers of Egypt and Sudan called on the United Nations, European Union and the U.S. to agree to a proposal that they help mediate talks under the stewardship of Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi, the current head of the African Union.