Egypt: We Will Not Allow Anyone to Harm Our Share of Nile Water

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Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam currently under construction

AFRICANGLOBE – A belligerent spokesperson for Egypts’s Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation Dr. Khaled Waseef denied on Friday 12/4/2013 reports on the negative impacts that the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam poses on Egypt’s annual quota of Nile water estimated at 55, 5 billion cubic meters.

The Renaissance Dam Tripartite Committee is preparing a report on the dam that will be issued in three months. This report will precisely determine the negative impacts of the dam and ways of containing them, Waseef added.

The spokesman further noted that the Nile Basin Cooperative Framework Agreement will not win its legacy without a full consensus by all Nile basin countries.

If one country does sign the agreement this means the non-signature of the eleven Nile basin countries, because the legal norms of the international river basin agreements require the approval of all parties involved, Waseef added, stressing that Egypt will not allow anyone to harm its share of Nile water.