Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

09 Jul: Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Statement by the Spokesperson on the announcement of the second filling

(Source: EEAS)

The European Union (EU) regrets that Ethiopia has announced the second filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), without reaching a prior agreement with downstream partners on this issue.

Unilateral actions, by any party, are unhelpful to finding a negotiated solution. A jointly agreed clear roadmap is urgently needed, setting out the timeframe and specific aims of the negotiations for talks to resume as soon as possible, and to continue on a regular basis thereafter. The EU continues to call on the parties to resume negotiations.

Working closely with the United States and the United Nations, the …