Skip to comments.Egypt wishes for no UN sanctions against Ethiopia over GERD issue: Foreign Minister [Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam]
Posted on 06/23/2020 10:33:32 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Saturday stressed that his country does not want punitive measures from the UN Security Council against Ethiopia, and only wants to prevent any negative repercussions from the stalled Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiations...
"It's now the responsibility of the Security Council to resolve the Renaissance Dam crisis, as its decisions are mandatory and represent the will of the international community," Shoukry said.
He added that the GERD issue impacts the lives of more than 150 million Egyptians and Sudanese people...
Egypt on Friday called on the UN Security Council to intervene in the GERD dispute in order to help Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan continue their negotiations, in accordance with international law, to reach a fair and balanced solution...
The Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew said on Friday that his country will go ahead and start filling the $4.6 billion GERD next month, even without an agreement. "For us it is not mandatory to reach an agreement before starting filling the dam, hence we will commence the filling process in the coming rainy season," he said in an interview with the Associated Press.
Egypt, which relies considerably on fresh water from the Nile, has voiced fears that the GERD would negatively impact the country's water supply, especially in light of overpopulation fears, and has insisted that measures be put in place to protect downstream countries in case of drought during the filling process at the dam.
Ethiopia, on the other hand, has stressed the importance of the project to bolstering the economy in the country, where more than half of the population currently lives without access to electricity.
(Excerpt) Read more at egyptindependent.com ...
This immediately came to my mind:
(Isaiah 19:5-9 English Standard Version (ESV)
And the waters of the sea will be dried up,
and the river will be dry and parched,
and its canals will become foul,
and the branches of Egypt’s Nile will diminish and dry up,
reeds and rushes will rot away.
There will be bare places by the Nile,
on the brink of the Nile,
and all that is sown by the Nile will be parched,
will be driven away, and will be no more.
The fishermen will mourn and lament,
all who cast a hook in the Nile;
and they will languish
who spread nets on the water.
The workers in combed flax will be in despair,
and the weavers of white cotton.
[[Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiations]]
Ahhh- thought it was acid reflux
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
its amazing what Ethiopia is doing....I am happy for them....
Heh... hey, I tried to head it off at the pass, didn't work... ;^)
That is the first thing I thought of too.
Ethiopians have bad heart burn. Zantac salt licks.
yeah, the ‘grand ethiopian renaissance dam’ didn’t register with me as being the source of the acronym when i read the title- then it dawned on me down in the article-
It’s now the responsibility of the Security Council to resolve the Renaissance Dam crisis, as its decisions are mandatory and represent the will of the international community,” Shoukry said.
How stupid is this guy?
He's indicating that Egypt will abide by the UNSC's 'resolution' of the issue, and expects Ethiopia to do the same. Whether Ethiopia does or not depends on the UNSC -- Ethiopia will do what is best for Ethiopia.
I hope not karnage. Pinging the Isaiah 19:5-9 verses left that other site posted on a previous forum.
The truth is, I'd forgotten the name or acronym for this project, and was thrown a bit for a second, then figured out from the context what it must be, and read the article.
I don’t try to apply Bible passages to current events, other than Christians must consider each day a precious gift from God, and that tomorrow is promised to no one.
I’d never even heard of the project- so didn’t know that it was GERD for short- reading the headline it didn’t sink in- still thought it meant Gastro - then reading the article it became clear- I’m thinkin ‘what does this have to do with reflux?’ I didn’t even catch it at first in the first sentence- lol, then it dawned on me- Doh!
Herodotus discusses the Nile flood, giving the three tales he heard of it, including the correct one -- which he thinks is the least likely -- then proposes a howler of his own to explain it. He's shown that the real reason was known in his time, and preserves it, despite the fact that he doesn't believe it himself. He really is the Father of History.
I was particularly anxious to learn from them why the Nile, at the commencement of the summer solstice, begins to rise, and continues to increase for a hundred days -- and why, as soon as that number is past, it forthwith retires and contracts its stream, continuing low during the whole of the winter until the summer solstice comes round again... Some of the Greeks, however, wishing to get a reputation for cleverness, have offered explanations of the phenomena of the river, for which they have accounted in three different ways... One pretends that the Etesian winds cause the rise of the river by preventing the Nile-water from running off into the sea... The second opinion is even more unscientific... that the Nile acts so strangely, because it flows from the ocean, and that the ocean flows all round the earth. The third explanation, which is very much more plausible than either of the others, is positively the furthest from the truth... that the inundation of the Nile is caused by the melting of snows. Now, as the Nile flows out of Libya, through Ethiopia, into Egypt, how is it possible that it can be formed of melted snow, running, as it does, from the hottest regions of the world into cooler countries? ...I will therefore proceed to explain what I think to be the reason of the Nile's swelling in the summer time. During the winter, the sun is driven out of his usual course by the storms, and removes to the upper parts of Libya. This is the whole secret in the fewest possible words; for it stands to reason that the country to which the Sun-god approaches the nearest, and which he passes most directly over, will be scantest of water, and that there the streams which feed the rivers will shrink the most.
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