Ethiopia to boycott talks on Nile dam row

Ethiopia to boycott talks on Nile dam row

Ethiopia’s Water Minister Seleshi Bekele has said the country will not participate in fresh talks on the future of a giant hydropower project on the Nile River.

The talks were to be hosted by the United States on Thursday and Friday in Washington.

The Grand Renaissance Dam, which Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile tributary, will be Africa’s biggest hydroelectric power plant when completed.

It has caused a row between Egypt and Ethiopia, with Sudan caught in between, which the US has been helping to mediate. The three countries reached an initial deal last month on the filling and operation of the dam.

State-linked Fana television has tweeted about the new development

Source: BBC

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