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.
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.
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.
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, 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Foreign Ministers of 27 EU countries will hold on Monday a videoconference with the participation of US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, which will discuss the middle East peace process and relations with China and the situation in Libya.
As for the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, the European Ministers intend to reaffirm the unacceptability of the annexation of the Palestinian territories, announced by the Israeli government. "Annexation is contrary to international law and could trigger tensions in the region", - said the European official. He said that the Secretary of state of the United States "will concentrate on China."
The number of cases of infection with coronavirus in the Sudan exceeds six thousand, according to the Ministry of health of the country.
According to the Ministry, for the last day in the Sudan identified 215 new infected. In total, the country recorded 6081 cases of infection COVID-19, 2014 recovered, 359 died. The highest number of cases registered in the capital of the province of Khartoum – 4736.
Sudan's foreign Minister asked the UN Security Council with a request to support the efforts of Khartoum on the resumption of negotiations between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt on the construction of the Ethiopian dam "Revival", said Tuesday the Sudanese news Agency SUNA.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Sudan, ASMA Abdullah sent a letter to the head of the UN security Council to ensure support for the negotiating process, said the Agency. "The letter contains a request to the UN security Council to encourage all parties to refrain from unilateral steps that might affect peace and security in the region and at the international level and to support the efforts of the Sudan to resume negotiations", - stated in the message. The foreign Ministry expressed hope that these talks will ultimately lead "to a comprehensive agreement acceptable to all parties".
The number of cases of infection with coronavirus in Sudan has exceeded five thousand, according to the Ministry of health of the country.
According to the Ministry, for the last day in the Sudan identified 226 new infected, the total number of confirmed cases COVID-19 reached 5026, recovered 1423, died 286. The highest number of cases registered in the capital of the province of Khartoum – 3965.