Ethiopian, Sudanese and Egyptian leaders have also on the tripartite summit agreed to establish a committee and discuss issues pertaining to the GERD in one-month time.
ADDIS ABABA―A tripartite summit between Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt on a Heads of States level convened today (January 29, 2018) on the sideline of the 30th summit of the African Union (AU) at Sheraton Hotels, Addis Ababa.
During their deliberations, the three leaders noting the fraternal relations and cooperation among the three countries, assured their unity and solidarity. With this spirit they have also underscored that “at all levels the three countries should work as one, not as three”. They have also reaffirmed the Agreement on Declaration of Principles (DOP) as important millstone for their engagements regarding the GERD.
To further strengthen the three countries’ infrastructural demands in the region, the countries agreed to set and equally contribute for an infrastructural fund.
“People should be assured. None of [us three] countries – Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia – will be harmed… Egypt’s interests are one with Ethiopia’s and also one with Sudan’s. We are speaking as one voice.” Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
The leaders further agreed to meet once a year to enhance their tripartite relations and cooperation.
Furthermore, the leaders have agreed to establish a committee and discuss issues pertaining to the GERD in one-month time. They have also agreed to demonstrate this same unity at the level of technical expertise and other stakeholders.
Source: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia
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