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The Secretary-General of the United Nations calls for refraining from taking unilateral actions on the Renaissance Dam


United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for refraining from taking unilateral actions on the Renaissance Dam, which may undermine any solution that can be found.

 

Guterres said - through his spokesman Stephane Dujarric - that he was in constant contact with Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, in addition to the presidency of the African Union on the issue of the Renaissance Dam.

 

He added, "For us, the solution to the sharing of water exists, and is based on the principle of fair and reasonable use and the obligation not to cause significant harm."

 

The United Nations Information Center stated - according to a statement issued today, Thursday - that the Security Council will discuss this evening the contentious issue between the Nile River countries. It is expected that the Executive Director of the United Nations Development Program, Inger Anderson, will give a briefing at the session.

 

The UN spokesperson explained that Guterres has been involved in this particular issue for a period of time, as he has been working with the parties to support discussions led by the African Union, emphasizing that he will continue to engage in any way member states want. He says he stands ready to take on whatever role will be "more productive".

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