Egypt’s idea to complain dam’s construction case to UN Security Council futile: Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, 23 January 2014 (WIC) – The Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE) said Egypt’s idea to complain the dam’s construction case to the UN Security Council is futile.
Feke Ahmed Negash, trans-boundary water project head at MoWEI, made the remark in response to the Egyptian government officials’ recent idea to complain the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’s construction case to the UN Security Council.
“To even file a complaint, Egypt has to show a factual evidence as to the damage that the dam can cause, but the studies conducted by international bodies has shown otherwise; that the dam don’t cause any considerable problem on the lower basin countries,” he said.
Moreover, Ethiopia has to be agreed for the case to be settled in an international court where in this cause Ethiopia doesn’t comply.
He also blamed the Egyptian politicians who knowingly denied the dam construction’s real situation and divert and politicize the cause.
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