The Ministry of irrigation and water resources Sudan is said to reduce the level of the river flow of Blue Nile to 90 million cubic meters a day after the announcement by Ethiopia on the beginning of filling the reservoir of the dam "Renaissance".
The Minister of irrigation of Ethiopia, seleshi Bekele announced Wednesday on the beginning of filling the reservoir of the Renaissance dam, around which conducted the difficult negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan. According to the TV station al-Arabiya, with reference to the Minister, the first phase of the storage dam will be filled by 4.9 billion cubic meters.
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".
Moscow welcomes the resumption of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia in negotiations to reach an agreement on the construction of the Ethiopian dam "Revival", said the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
"Now is encouraging that the parties have again agreed to speed up contacts between the relevant Ministers," Lavrov said after talks with the foreign Ministers of the Troika of the African Union (DRC, Egypt, South Africa) format video.
Special representative of Russian President for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov discussed with the Ambassador of Egypt in Moscow Ihab Nasr, the situation in Syria, Libya, as well as issues related to the construction of HPP "Revival" on the Nile, according to the Russian foreign Ministry.
According to depodesta, the meeting of the two diplomats was held on the initiative of the Egyptian party.
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.
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.
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.
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".