Ethiopia dismissed a U.S.- expedited concurrence on the Grand Ethiopian Dam (GERD) and said it would initiate first filling of the structure, one day after the Trump organization closed two days of what should be the last round of talks. Addis Ababa didn't take an interest in the most recent arrangement in Washington.
In an announcement discharged Saturday, the nation said it didn't acknowledge the U.S. "portrayal that the exchange on the Guidelines and Rules on the First Filling and Annual Operation of the GERD (Guidelines and Rules) is finished."
Ethiopia said the content of the draft understanding purportedly initialed by Egypt was "not the result of the exchange" with Egypt and Sudan, yet it noticed its responsibility to proceed with commitment with them to address the issue.
Addis Ababa and Cairo have been inconsistent in a water war on the issue of the filling and activity of the mammoth Ethiopian dam that Egypt stresses could compromise its stock of water from the Nile.
Rather than meeting with the three nations engaged with the contention, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, host of the arrangements, took part in respective gatherings Thursday and Friday with priests of outside undertakings and clergymen of water assets of Egypt and Sudan.