NCHR supports Sisi in taking all measures to protect Egypt's water rights in River Nile
Monday، 07 October 2019 - 01:01 PM
Secretary General of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) Mokhles Kotb has said the council supports President Abdel Fattah El Sisi in taking all necessary measures at the political level and within the framework of international law to protect Egypt's rights to the Nile water.
In statements to MENA on Sunday, Kotb praised President Sisi's call for reaching a fair solution with Ethiopia and Sudan, while preserving the rights of all parties.
He added that Egypt's strong belief in the importance of continuing serious negotiations with the Sudanese and Ethiopian sides over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), affirms its determination to reach a solution as soon as possible.
Throughout all stages of the negotiations, Egypt proposed the inclusion of an international mediator to contribute to reaching a solution that could be accepted by the three parties, Kotb noted.
This proposal demonstrates Egypt's commitment to a just peace that brings about stability and provides promising opportunities for sustainable development of the peoples of the three countries, he said.
On Saturday, President Sisi posted a tweet on Twitter saying that: "I closely followed up on the outcome of the tripartite meeting among the irrigation ministers of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia which discussed the file of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, and which did not result in any positive development. I affirm that the Egyptian state, with all its institutions, is committed to protecting Egypt's rights to the Nile waters".