The Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam(GERD) negotiations between Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt will resume Monday to discuss the draft consensus document prepared by Sudan based on the comments of the three countries during the meeting held on Saturday.
The three parties will evaluate the negotiation process and the next steps before next July, which is the date set by Ethiopia to fill the Lake of the Renaissance Dam and Egypt strongly rejects it.
The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources said Saturday’s discussions focused on the technical aspects of filling and operating the Renaissance Dam in the conditions of regular rainy seasons, one dry season and long successive dry seasons, as well as permanent operating methods.
However the Sudanese Ministry of Irrigation stressed that these discussions aim to reach an integrated agreement covering the amount of water that will be discharged from the Renaissance Dam Lake during all scenarios, and the views of the three countries agreed on most technical issues except for some limited details.
There was also a heated and intense discussion on the legal aspects of the agreement that the three countries are working to reach it.
Meanwhile Ethiopia has categorically rejected previous water agreement signed during British rule to Sudan and Egypt.