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Egypt Signals Growing Impatience as Nile Talks Hit Deadlock

  • Latest discussions see no progress, Egypt and Sudan say
  • Ethiopia plans second filling phase of reservoir in July
The Blue Nile river as it passes through the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, near Guba, Ethiopia in 2019.

The Blue Nile river as it passes through the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, near Guba, Ethiopia in 2019.

Photographer: Eduardo Soteras/AFP/Getty Images

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Egypt signaled growing impatience with Ethiopia as the latest talks over a contentious dam on the Nile River’s main tributary ended with no progress.

Describing Ethiopia’s rejection of a Sudanese proposal for extra international mediators as evidence of a desire to “procrastinate,” Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said his country “and its institutions have different scenarios to deal with this situation to protect its water and its people.”