Egypt will not “accept unilateral GERD terms”; Mohammed Wadie explains

By | Rachel Brooks

March 22, 2021 

Above image: the sun stands over Cairo, as regional politics intensify every day. Image credit: “Cairo skyline in the morning” by StartAgain is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

The U.S. and Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister reportedly held talks regarding the political issues of the GERD dam on March 22.

Also on March 22, Egypt Today reported that the GERD issue is but “one” of the many challenges that Egypt is currently faced with. Egypt Today cited the Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel Ati. Ati stated that Egypt would “not accept the unilateral terms” of the GERD discussions.

Ati added that the GERD crisis added strain to a complex of challenges both domestically and globally. He cited climate change and overpopulation in the Nilotic region as natural issues that add demand to water sources.

The talks between the United States and Ethiopia come as regional issues, such as the border bleed-over Tigray conflict and displaced civilians crisis, increase.

Republic Underground news spoke with Egypt expert Mohammed Wadie with regards to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and resulting Nile region political tensions. 

Mohammed Wadie’s remarks 

There is a report issued by an Ethiopian committee set up by the Addis Ababa Parliament to investigate acts of violence in the “Mutakel” region, which resulted in the killing of hundreds of citizens, as the report accused Egypt and Sudan of supporting acts of violence in the country. But contrary it is not true. It is obvious that Addis Ababa wages this conflict to unify Ethiopians against an outer enemy, to have the opportunity to control people. 

 Ethiopia, which has entered into a historical battle and conflicts in the Tigray region and in the Benishangul region, is trying to export its internal problems abroad, noting that Eritrea entered into a battle at the side of Ethiopia, Against the Tigrayans. 

And what happened to the people of Tigray is a crime that will be remembered in history, as the genocide of the Tigrayans took place with the help and support of Eritreans, denouncing that the one who won the Nobel Peace Prize had his hands stained with the blood of his people in Tigray and the genocide of the people of the Tigray region. 

We should point out that for the fourth time, the Security Council failed to issue a statement against Ethiopia on the violence in the Tigray region, pointing out that the United States had submitted a request to issue a statement condemning Ethiopia, but China and Russia are standing as a stumbling block before that, not in defense of Chinese and Russian investments in Ethiopia.

 On the other hand, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s visit to Sudan this month, meeting with the Sudanese rulers, represented an Egyptian-Sudanese cry to tell that they are facing challenges together, and it is a message to the Egyptian and Sudanese people that they are facing the same destiny and that they are two states, but one people.