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Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to Fulfill January 13 over dam dispute, U.S. States

The foreign ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan Intend to meet in Washington on Jan. 13 to Solve their dispute on a Huge dam project on the Blue Nile in Ethiopia, according to a joint announcement issued from the U.S. Treasury Department on Monday.

Egypt worries the filling of the dam reservoir on the Blue Nile tributary will limit already scarce supplies of water in the Nile, where the nation is nearly completely reliant. Sudan can be downriver in the undertaking.

Ethiopia claims that the hydroelectric dam, which is Africa’s biggest, is vital to economic growth.

“The Ministers of Foreign Affairs anticipate reconvening at Washington, D.C. on January 13, 2020, to critique the outcomes of their coming technical meetings in Khartoum and Addis Ababa to finalize an agreement,” the announcement said.

It said the ministers agreed that the specialized meetings need to make an effort and create guidelines and rules for the operation and filling of the dam, the definition of drought conditions, and drought mitigation steps.