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  • 19 Feb 2020- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Following meetings with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Egypt’s Housing Minister Assem al-Gazzar has confirmed the country’s interest in cooperation with the private sector for seawater desalination. This
  • 29 Jan 2020- 09:17 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States Another two-day round of tripartite meetings between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) commenced in Washington, DC 28 January. Talks were supposed to be concluded mid this
  • 15 Jan 2020- 09:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Irrigation from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan met 14 January in Washington DC to discuss continuing differences around timing and technical regulations regarding filling and operation of the
  • 27 Dec 2019- 10:09 by Staff- Water Diplomat CAIRO, Egypt Senior representatives of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt are set to meet again in Washington DC in January over outstanding issues related to the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). More OOSKAnews coverage of GERD (44 Articles)
  • 19 Dec 2019- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Senior representatives of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt are set to meet again in Washington DC in January over outstanding issues related to the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said
  • 11 Dec 2019- 10:00 by Staff- Water Diplomat NAIROBI, Kenya Member States of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) will share reliable data for better monitoring of the Nile’s water resources under the $5.5 Million USD Nile Basin Regional HydroMet System  to inform national planning and evidence-based
  • 30 Nov 2019- 10:55 by Staff- Water Diplomat CAIRO, Egypt A second meeting of experts in the series of four tripartite talks brokered by the US government on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will convene in Cairo, Egypt, 2 December. The two-day meeting will be chaired by the Ministers of
  • 4 Nov 2019- 07:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The Foreign Ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan reaffirmed 6 November a commitment to reach a comprehensive, cooperative, adaptive, sustainable, and mutually beneficial agreement on the filling and operation of the
  • 21 Oct 2019- 07:43 by Staff- Water Diplomat CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to press for an external mediator in its ongoing dispute with Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) when he meets Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Russia this week.
  • 16 Oct 2019- 06:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has said that he will meet with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Moscow, Russia, in the next step of stop-start negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Egyptian state-owned
  • 24 Sep 2019- 05:11 by Staff- Water Diplomat CAIRO, Egypt Egypt's Foreign Minister (FM) Sameh Shoukry has expressed frustration with Ethiopia’s stance on filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). More OOSKAnews Coverage OF GERD (30-plus articles) Shoukry’s comments, in an interview in
  • 17 Sep 2019- 07:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Tripartite ministerial negotiations around the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) have stalled, according to the Egyptian ministry of irrigation. A 16 September statement by the Egyptian Ministry of
  • 9 Jun 2019- 09:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has launched its Third Environmental Performance Report (EPR) for Kazakhstan, assessing the country’s achievements in strengthening its environmental policy since 2008 and
  • 26 Mar 2019- 09:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Ongoing tension among Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan around the Grand Ehiopia Renaissance Dam could escalate into conflict with "severe humanitarian consequences," according to a March 2019 report from think tank International
  • 13 Feb 2019- 07:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The leaders of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have confirmed commitment to reach consensus on outstanding technical issues surrounding the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). At the annual African Union conference hosted

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