Tue. Feb 27th, 2024

The European Union (EU) has announced plans to send election observers to the country

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Dina Mufti said the European Union (EU) had previously canceled plans to send observers, but was now interested in sending election observers.
Ambassador Dina Mufti addressed a press conference today on current affairs.

In his statement he raised the tripartite talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam focused, the Ethio-Sudan border issue and the 6th national election. According to information obtained from the Spokesperson’s Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has said that local and international institutions that have applied to observe the election have completed their preparations to observe the election.

He said the observation process will take place in line with the conditions set by Ethiopia. Regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, he said Ethiopia is respecting the right to use common sense and fairness.

He recalled that Ethiopia, which produces more than 86 percent of the Nile water, has long stated that it is unacceptable to use Ethiopia in a colonial way. Ambassador Dina said the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam is being carried out in a way that does not harm the lower riparian countries. Ambassador Dina said Ethiopia has expressed its willingness to exchange information since the first flood.

He said Ethiopia already announced its interest in information exchange in the filling second round of the dam. He said Ethiopia is expressing its desire to continue the tripartite negotiations under the auspices of the African Union under the theme “African Problems: African Solutions”.

He said Sudan and Egypt are making the issue an international issue, adding that this is against Ethiopia’s principles.
Regarding the role of observers in the tripartite negotiations in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, observers said that in the past, observers had no role other than to observe the negotiation process. You explained.
He said the construction of the dam and the second round of water filling will be carried out on schedule.

He said the two countries have good neighbourship relation for a long time. In a statement, Ambassador Dina said Sudan has taken advantage of the law enforcement operation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia to invade the Ethiopian sovereignty and destroy property and human resources.

He said the Sudanese issue of the dam and the border issue indicate the interest of a third party. He said Ethiopia is working to resolve the issue peacefully.


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