Abou El-Enein: We will not lose our right and our share in the Nile River Experts: Ethiopia broke the agreements and a disaster is waiting the dam immediately after its operation

Abou El-Enein: Our historic rights to the Nile is a matter of life and dignity


Abou El-Enein:

  • Our historic right to the Nile River is a matter of life and dignity.
  •  Egypt’s right to the Nile water is an inherent right affirmed by international laws and the people will not accept to give up.

President of the Egyptian-European Business Council Mohamed Abou El-Enein said Egypt isn’t against building the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) or Ethiopia’s plans to generate electricity but not at the expense of Egypt’s rights.

“That was President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s call during his speech before the United Nations General Assembly recently,” Abou El-Enein noted.

Abou El-Enein was speaking during a seminar titled “The Renaissance Dam – Egypt, Ethiopia and the International Community with the presence of Senior Egyptian and foreign diplomats.

During his meeting with members and representatives of the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York a few days ago, Abou El-Enein revealed details on the Renaissance Dam crisis and its negative impact on Egypt.

He said that Egypt isn’t against building the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) or Ethiopia’s plans to generate electricity but not at the expense of Egypt’s rights.

Abou El-Enein: El- Sisi was very successful in his presentation on th Renaissance Dam in the UN

“That was President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s call during his speech before the United Nations General Assembly recently,” Abou El-Enein noted.

“We need political and diplomatic roles to solve this important and dangerous problem,” he underscored.

He pointed out that President Sisi, since Egypt assumed the chairmanship of the African Union, was keen on addressing the continent’s stability and development, especially boosting relations with the neighboring countries and Nile Basin states.

He clarified that the controversial issues have a political part and a technical part which need to be solved through the diplomatic and legal ways.

Abou El-Enein gave an overview of the floods over Ethiopia, saying: “GERD needs 76 billion cubic meters of water to meet its needs. Egypt’s rights of the Nile River are 55 billion m3 and every billion cubic meter waters 200,000 acres.”

Experts: Ethiopia broke agreements and a disaster is awaiting the dam once it is operated