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Ethiopia vows not to harm rights of Nile Basin countries
December 26,2016
Ethiopia vows not to harm rights of Nile Basin countries

(EBC; December 26, 2016)- Ethiopia on Sunday reiterated its commitment not to harm the rights of any Nile Basin
countries, calling for optimal use of the Nile water, Xinhua reported.

Ethiopia's minister of foreign affairs, Workneh Gebeyehu, also underscored at a press conference his country's keenness
to establish integrative relations with the Nile Basin countries to achieve joint interests.

Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia signed Declaration of Principles in March 2015 in Khartoum regarding the Grand Ethiopian
Renaissance Dam (GERD), articulating the continuation of talks on political and technical issues, as well as conducting
technical studies to protect the three countries' shares in the Nile.

Ethiopia reiterated that the dam would constitute a benefit in field of electricity generating without posing any harm on
either Sudan or Egypt.

Projected to be the largest hydro-electric project in Africa, the GERD extends over an area of 1,800 square kilometers