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Arab Ministers Urge UN Security Council to Discuss Nile Dam

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Arab foreign ministers called on the United Nations Security Council to meet urgently to discuss Ethiopia’s disputed Nile dam, demanding a binding agreement that would protect water flows to Egypt and Sudan when the filling of its reservoir resumes.

The Security Council should take necessary steps to initiate negotiations that can secure a fair and balanced deal on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam within a specific time frame, the ministers agreed, according to a statement Tuesday from the Arab League.