The announcement broke a protracted deadlock in a dispute over Egyptian fears that the $4-billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, being constructed on the Blue Nile, will have an effect on the river’s downstream flows.
The three international locations’ international and irrigation ministers, in addition to heads of intelligence, met in Addis Ababa on Tuesday to debate the scheme.
The assembly concluded on Wednesday at 30:00 on a “excessive observe”, stated Sileshi Bekele, minister of vitality, irrigation and electrical energy.
“We managed to truly discover a lot of win-win approaches,” he advised reporters in Addis Ababa.
Earlier rounds of talks had ended acrimoniously.
The venture will feed a reservoir for a hydroelectric scheme producing 6 000 megawatts of energy, equal to 6 nuclear-powered vegetation.
The muse stone for the venture was laid in 2011, and two of the 16 generators are scheduled to begin producing energy this yr, the Ethiopian authorities stated earlier this yr.
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Cairo is primarily involved on the pace at which the dam’s reservoir could be stuffed.
The Blue and the White Nile converge in Sudan’s capital Khartoum and from there run north by way of Egypt to the Mediterranean.
On Wednesday Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hailed a “breakthrough” within the talks, saying he had acquired assurances “that Egypt’s Share is not going to be affected”.
“We simply wish to remodel these statements to procedures … in order that we’re speaking about particular commitments we should all implement and function with,” Sisi stated.
Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, stated on Could three in Khartoum, after a gathering with Omar Al Bashir, the Sudanese president, that Ethiopia had no intention of harming Sudan or Egypt with its dam.
The brand new scientific committee, made up of unbiased specialists from the schools of the three international locations, will concentrate on the operation of the dam and the filling of the reservoir.
It is going to full its work in three months.
In the meantime a French consultancy agency commissioned to review the dam’s potential environmental affect will reply to queries from the three international locations on June 18 or 19, Sileshi stated.
He added that the three groups would meet on a rotational foundation each six months to deal with regional points similar to commerce and infrastructure in addition to the dam.
The goal is “to convey these international locations a lot nearer collectively by way of improvement endeavours,” he stated.
The following spherical of high-level talks is about for July three in Cairo.