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3/19/2020

Joint Statement Of Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, The United States, And The World Bank | U.S. Department of the Treasury

Joint Statement Of Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, The United States,
And The World Bank
November 6, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The foreign ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan and their delegations
met with the Secretary of the Treasury and the President of the World Bank in Washington, D.C.
on November 6, 2019. The ministers rea irmed their joint commitment to reach a
comprehensive, cooperative, adaptive, sustainable, and mutually beneficial agreement on the
filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and to establish a clear process
for fulfilling that commitment in accordance with the 2015 Declaration of Principles.
The foreign ministers noted their agreement to hold four technical governmental meetings at
the level of water ministers. The ministers agreed that the World Bank and the United States
would support and attend the meetings as observers. The ministers also agreed to work toward
completion of an agreement by January 15, 2020, and would attend two meetings in
Washington, D.C. on December 9, 2019 and January 13, 2020, to assess and support progress. If
an agreement is not reached by January 15, 2020, the foreign ministers agree that Article 10 of
the 2015 Declaration of Principles will be invoked.
The foreign ministers rea irmed the significance of the Nile to the development of the people of
Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan, the importance of transboundary cooperation, and their shared
interest in concluding an agreement.
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