AA / Tunis
Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed discussed on Thursday with his Egyptian counterparts, Abdel Fattah al-Sissi and Ethiopian, Sahli Work Zewdi, the “ Renaissance Dam ” dossier, stressing his country’s support for the “ principle of dialogue ” to find a solution to the crisis.
This is what emerges from two separate press releases published on the official Facebook page of the Tunisian presidency.
During his telephone interview with al-Sisi, Saïed discussed, “ bilateral and regional issues, including the Renaissance Dam dossier as part of the Security Council session to consider a draft resolution submitted by Tunisia , non-permanent member of the council. “
According to the statement, Saïed reiterated “ Tunisia’s firm position on the issue of the Renaissance Dam, the need to continue direct negotiations between all parties (Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan) to reach a just solution and comprehensive capable of preserving the rights of all the countries concerned and which does not affect the national security of Egypt. “
In a second telephone interview with Zewdi, Saïed reaffirmed his country’s support “for the principle of dialogue and negotiation between the countries concerned by the Renaissance dam issue, taking into account their vital interests”, reported a press release from the Presidency of the Republic.
On Thursday, the UN Security Council began a session on the dispute over the Ethiopian dam, the second of its kind after the one held last year, in order to break the deadlock in negotiations between the three countries.
On Monday, Ethiopia notified the two countries downstream of the Nile, Egypt and Sudan, to have started the process of a second filling of the dam, without reaching a tripartite agreement, which Cairo and Khartoum rejected.
Addis Ababa insists on filling the dam in July and August, without concluding an agreement with Cairo and Khartoum. Egypt and Sudan reject such a move and insist on the need to reach a tripartite agreement, to ensure that their annual share of the Nile water is not affected.
* Translated from Arabic by Hajer Cherni
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