Addis Ababa, July 22, 2021 (Walta) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will be a source of cooperation among Nile riparian countries.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the GERD would continue to be a source of cooperation for the Nile River Riparian countries, including the downstream states.
In a message written today in Arabic on his Twitter page, the Prime Minister noted that Ethiopia’s successful completion of the second filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam as per the project time scheduled.
Prime Minister Abiy highlighted that Ethiopia conducted the filling of the dam in a way that does not significantly harm the downstream countries, adding that it has regulated the water flow of the river deterring over flooding.
The Prime Minister said that the filling of the dam would never significantly harm the downstream countries and underscored that it would be a source of cooperation among riparian countries.