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Webinar discusses status of AU facilitated GERD negotiation

Addis Ababa, November 20, 2020 (FBC) -A webinar discussion was held yesterday on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

It was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia together with Ethiopian embassies in Algeria, Belgium, France, Italy, and the Netherlands.

Senior diplomats, think tanks, media houses and parliamentarians from various countries that the Ethiopian Ambassadors cover were present, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The presentation was conducted by two members of the Ethiopian negotiation team, Dr. Yohannes Gebretsadik and Ambassador Reta Alemu Nega.

The presentation focused on elaborating on the status of the current AU facilitated tripartite negotiation on the GERD.

Points of convergence and outstanding technical and legal issues were also explained. After the presentation, various questions and comments were raised from the participants which were tackled by the presenters.

The webinar is expected to clear some issues to the wider audience on the ongoing negotiations of the GERD and clarify Ethiopia’s position to reach in two a win-win solution.

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