Addis Ababa, October 24, 2020 –Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew summoned today the U.S. Ambassador Mike Raynor to seek clarifications on President Donald Trump’s remarks about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) during his telephone conversation with the Prime Ministers of Sudan and Israel.
Gedu underscored the statement on the GERD and the negotiation process as misleading and wrong as the GERD doesn’t stop the flow of the Nile waters, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He said the incitement of war between Ethiopia and Egypt from a sitting US president neither reflects the longstanding partnership and strategic alliance between Ethiopia and the United States nor is acceptable in international law governing interstate relations.
The Minister further informed the Ambassador that Ethiopia has never and will not in the future succumb to threats to its sovereignty and will be committed to continue the trilateral negotiations under the framework of the African Union.