Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

Nile River Agreement 2015

On 27 March 2015, the Heads of State and Government of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan met in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, to sign an agreement that is expected to resolve various issues arising from Ethiopia`s decision to build a dam on the Blue Nile. The representative of South Africa recalled that in recent weeks the Council had received letters from each of the three countries presenting its perspectives on the dam project and stated that it was clear that the Nile was an extremely important resource for the African continent, in particular Ethiopia, as the origin of the Blue Nile, Sudan, where the confluence between the White Nile and the Blue Nile takes place. and Egypt, where the Nile flows into the Mediterranean. The river is not only a source of development, but of survival for all riparian countries and, as a common natural resource, it is important that there is cooperation in its exploitation.