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The Ambassador of Ethiopia commented on the situation around the Renaissance dam

Military conflict Ethiopia with Egypt because of the differences in construction on the Blue Nile dam "Revival" (Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam - GERD) is unreal, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, Ambassador of Ethiopia to Russia, to Alemayehu Tegegn of Aargau.

"No. My answer is no," replied of Aargau, on the question whether the real military conflict in the region because of the tension in the negotiations on the GERD.

Egypt and Sudan are not in danger of drought because of the dam, said the Ambassador of Ethiopia

Drought in Egypt and Sudan due to construction on the Blue Nile of the Renaissance dam (Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam - GERD) is not threatened, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, Ambassador of Ethiopia to Russia, to Alemayehu Tegegn of Aargau.

"No. We do not have any possibility to create a drought. You know Ethiopia can not bear drought. Drought is a phenomenon out of the will of Ethiopia, it is beyond our capacity. If a drought happens, it will be the responsibility of the three countries – Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt and Ethiopia", - said the Ambassador when asked to comment on forecasts of some experts, stating that GERD can lead to drought in Egypt and Sudan.

The Ambassador of Ethiopia: the need for US participation in negotiations on the dam, and no

The necessity of U.S. involvement in the negotiations between Addis Ababa, Khartoum and Cairo is under construction on the Blue Nile dam "Revival" (Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam - GERD) no, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, Ambassador of Ethiopia to Russia, to Alemayehu Tegegn of Aargau.

He recalled that the US had previously made at the tripartite talks, some rounds of which took place in Washington, in the role of observer. "From the very beginning the US was not a mediator. USA acted as the observer. Now there is no need for US involvement, since the negotiations are held under the auspices of the African Union. African issues - the African solution," the diplomat said.

Ethiopian Ambassador to Russia has criticized the appeal of Egypt to the UN because of the dam

The Ambassador of Ethiopia in Russia, Alemayehu Tegegn believes that Egypt had no need to go to the UN security Council on the dam "Renaissance".

Egypt has not officially appealed to the UN Security Council to intervene in the negotiations on the construction of the dam to avoid unilateral steps on the part of Addis Ababa. Cairo said that he had taken such a step because of the "stalled" negotiations in connection with the "not positive" position of Ethiopia and the lack of "political desires".