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Egypt urged the UN security Council to force Ethiopia to temporarily not fill a hydroelectric dam

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.

Bogdanov discussed with the Egyptian Ambassador the situation in the middle East

The special representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Mikhail Bogdanov received the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Moscow Ihab Nasr, at his request, reported the foreign Ministry.

"The trust held an exchange of views on the situation in the middle East and Africa, including the resolution of crises in Libya, Syria and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and finding mutually acceptable solutions to the problem of the use of the Nile waters. It reaffirmed the commitment of Moscow and Cairo to the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council and the fundamental principles of the UN Charter," - said the foreign Ministry.

Lavrov and Prime Minister of Ethiopia discussed the situation with the HPS "the Renaissance"

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov in a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiem Ahmed stressed the importance of the meeting, which enabled a three-way interaction of hydro "Revival", said the foreign Ministry.

Earlier, the press Secretary of the President of Egypt Bassam Rada said that Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have agreed during the negotiations on the establishment of the technical Committee for the elaboration of the final document on the Ethiopian dam "Rebirth". Addis Ababa has pledged not to begin the filling of the dam without such a document. The talks were also attended by the representatives of the African Union.

The police sees no connection between the two recent attacks in Glasgow

New British incident in Glasgow is not associated with the attack that occurred on Friday, police said.

"This (attack) is not considered as associated with an incident on West George street on Friday," said the police.

Ethiopia will not start to fill in the"Rebirth" to reach an agreement

Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have agreed during the negotiations on the establishment of the technical Committee for the elaboration of the final document on the Ethiopian dam "Revival", Addis Ababa pledged not to begin the filling of the dam without such a document, said press Secretary of the President of Egypt Bassam Happy.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Friday took part in the summit dedicated to the subject of the Renaissance dam and held in a videoconference mode. In the negotiations of the Sudan was presented by Prime Minister Abdullah Hamuka, Ethiopia Prime Minister Abay Ahmad.

About 50 countries and organizations will take part in a videoconference on Sudan

About 50 countries and international organizations will participate in the international donor video conference on the Sudan, which will be held on Thursday at the initiative of the European Union, said the foreign service of the EU.

A teleconference will be held under the joint chairmanship of the foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas, the EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell, the Prime Minister of Sudan, Abdullah Hamdok and UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres.

The expert spoke about the chances of candidates to get into the non-permanent members of the UN security Council

Chances to become a non-permanent member of the UNSC for 2021-2022 years have all of the seven candidate countries, told RIA Novosti senior analyst of the center for International Crisis Group Ashish Pradhan.

The UN General Assembly on Wednesday will elect new non-permanent members of the Security Council for the five seats will compete Canada, Djibouti, India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico, Norway. In January 2021, five of these countries will take the place of Germany, Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, and South Africa, who were elected at 2019-2020.

In Sudan said about the progress in negotiations on hydropower plants in Ethiopia

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.

In Sudan found a mass grave of 22-year-old

Mass grave of recruits, dated 1998, discovered in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum province, according to the newspaper Sudan Tribunе.

As the newspaper notes, April 2, 1998, the Sudanese security forces opened fire on the conscripts who tried to escape from the training camp Ylafon, as a result, about 200 of them died. Some reportedly drowned while trying to swim across the river Nile.

Egypt may turn to the UN security Council because of the conflict over Ethiopian 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.

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