The Egyptian House of Representatives has authorized President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to take what he deems appropriate to protect Egypt’s national water security, in the face of the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam crisis.
This came at the conclusion of a two-day session; To discuss the consequences of the second filling of the dam and the results of the last Security Council session.
At the conclusion of its session, the Council affirmed its “full confidence in the political leadership and its ability to take the appropriate decision at the right time.”
For his part, MP Mustafa Bakri said, “The Egyptian Prime Time Zone, in all its categories, stand behind President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, in the face of challenges at all strategic levels, foremost of which is the issue of the Renaissance Dam.”
Sisi and a tumultuous session in the Egyptian House of Representatives
On Sunday, the Egyptian parliament witnessed a tumultuous session, as its members attacked the Ethiopian government, due to the second unilateral filling of the Renaissance Dam by Addis Ababa.
Counselor Hanafi El-Gabali, Speaker of Parliament, said that the speech of Sameh Shoukry, Egyptian Foreign Minister, in the Security Council, came as an expression of the Egyptian position on the crucial issue.
Read also: A stormy session in the Egyptian parliament because of the Renaissance Dam, so what is the story of Israel?
He pointed out that Cairo is following up with the international community to reach a binding agreement to fill and operate the dam in coordination with the African Parliament.
He said that reaching a fair agreement on the issue of the Renaissance Dam prevents the region from sliding into conflict, adding, “We are confident that the challenge we are facing will be vigorously overcome, and a new victory will be achieved.”
He added, “Egypt did not stand in the way of the brothers and refuses to violate its water right, and the Ethiopian behavior carries unjustified intransigence, which the Egyptian state rejects altogether.”
For his part, Representative Dia El-Din Daoud, a member of the House of Representatives, said that, as a member of the Egyptian Parliament, he warns against manipulating peoples’ destinies.
He added in a press statement: “Ethiopia’s use by the Zionist entity and its client base in the region to pressure Egypt to succumb to Zionist hopes of threatening the river’s course to achieve the ultimate goal of the Zionists since the announcement of their usurpation of Arab land in Palestine, with the Greater Israel achieving from the Nile to the Euphrates, is a pure illusion that will not be achieved.” .
The deputy continued, “The last message of the Prime Minister of Ethiopia came to break doubt with certainty when he spoke that (the dam can be a source of cooperation between our three countries), so the Egyptian Prime Time Zone are waiting for their leadership and army to resolve these ambitions in a way that preserves for Egypt its prestige, dignity, pride and survival.”
The Renaissance Dam negotiations failed
The Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, told the Security Council, in the famous session, on Thursday, July 9, 2021, that the efforts led by the African Union regarding the Ethiopian “Renaissance Dam” had “reached a dead end.”
This came in the statement of the Egyptian minister during a Security Council session on the dam, the second of its kind after the first that took place last year, to move the stalemate of negotiations between the three countries.
Shoukry said, “What Egypt wants is a legally binding agreement that protects our interests, and we came to the Security Council in search of a peaceful solution and in order to avoid the dire consequences that may result if an agreement is not reached.”
He also demanded that “the Council assume its responsibilities and take the necessary measures to ensure that the parties engage in effective negotiations leading to an agreement that achieves common interests.”
The Security Council session was content with asking the three parties, Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, to continue negotiations under the auspices of the African Union.
Two weeks ago, Ethiopia notified the two countries downstream of the Nile, Egypt and Sudan, to start the process of a second filling of the dam with water, without reaching a tripartite agreement, which Cairo and Khartoum rejected, as a unilateral measure.
Khartoum and Cairo are committed to first reaching a tripartite agreement on filling and operating the dam. To maintain the safety of their water facilities, and to ensure the continued flow of their annual share of the Nile water.
In the strongest threat to Addis Ababa, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on March 30 that “the Nile water is a red line, and any violation of Egypt’s water will have a reaction that threatens the stability of the entire region.”
Follow our YouTube channel to see all the new
Click here and hit the subscribe button