Egypt urged the UN Security Council to force Ethiopia to abandon the filling of the dam HPP "Revival" to resolve contentious issues, said Monday the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic Sameh shoukry.
On Monday, the UN Security Council held a meeting in videoconference devoted to the construction of Ethiopia's hydroelectric power station "Renaissance". Downstream Egypt is concerned that the filling of the dam " will lead to drought in the country. The initiator of the virtual meeting of the UN security Council was Cairo.
Foreign Minister Sameh shoukry in a telephone conversation with Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov expressed concern about the situation around the construction of Ethiopia's dam on the Blue Nile river, said the foreign Ministry.
A telephone conversation between the Ministers took place on Sunday at the initiative of the Egyptian party. Egypt on Saturday formally appealed to the UN security Council to intervene in the negotiation of construction on the Blue Nile Ethiopian dam "Rebirth" in order to avoid unilateral steps on the part of Addis Ababa.
Greece and Egypt resumed talks on the delimitation of the exclusive economic zone between the two countries, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Greece Nikos Dendias following the visit to Cairo.
Dendias on Thursday visited Egypt, he was received by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. In the course of negotiations with Minister of foreign Affairs of Egypt Sameh shoukry discussed bilateral and regional issues, special attention was paid to the demarcation of Maritime zones, the events in Libya and the Eastern Mediterranean region.
Addis Ababa, Khartoum and Cairo has made significant progress in negotiations on construction in Ethiopia HPP "Revival", on Monday, said the Ministry of water resources of the Sudan.
A day earlier on the progress in the tripartite negotiations on HPP Vozrozhdenie reported by the Ethiopian Ministry of water resources. But on Monday, the foreign Minister of Egypt Sameh shoukry said that talks with Ethiopia "stalled", saying that Egypt may turn to the UN Security Council to resolve disputes erected around the Ethiopia dam.
Egypt may ask the UN Security Council to resolve the conflict erected around Ethiopia the Renaissance dam due to the stalled talks, said the foreign Ministry of the country.
On Monday, the foreign Minister of Egypt Sameh shoukry held via video conference round table "the Egyptian diplomacy: a response to modern challenges", which discussed a number of topics including the crises in Libya, Syria and Yemen, it is told in received RIA Novosti news Agency the statement a press-Secretary of the foreign Ministry Ahmed Hafez.
The situation in Libya is moving towards a phase of political settlement between East and West of the country, the talks between the sides can begin in autumn, told RIA Novosti senior lecturer at the school of Oriental studies, faculty of world economy and international Affairs NRU HSE Andrey Chuprygin.
After the overthrow and murder of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya has virtually ceased to function as a unified state. Now the country is in a diarchy. To the East sits a Parliament elected by people, and in the West, in the capital Tripoli, the rules generated with the support of the UN and the European Union, the Government of national consent headed by Fitom Barragem. The authorities of the Eastern part of the country operate independently from Tripoli to cooperate with the Libyan national army, led by Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot, which is April 2019 not stop trying to seize Tripoli.
The foreign Ministers of Russia and Egypt, Sergei Lavrov and Sameh shoukry Wednesday during a telephone conversation stressed the need for the cessation of hostilities in Libya and the resumption of meaningful negotiations between the warring parties, said the Russian depodesta.
It is noted that a telephone conversation foreign Ministers of Russia and Egypt were initiated by the Egyptian side.