Sudden US move on Ethiopia and the Renaissance Dam negotiations

US Congresswoman Karen Bass put forward a bill demanding the Ethiopian government to take a fair stand in negotiations AlNahda dam In a way that preserves the rights of Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan, and respect for human rights.

The head of the Africa Subcommittee of the US Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee said that she is concerned about the recent unrest in Ethiopia and the participation of the Abiy Ahmed government administration in the Renaissance Dam negotiations, according to the Black Star newspaper.

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Democratic Representative Bass called on all concerned to take a neutral stance that seeks a fair and equitable solution that satisfies all parties, expressing concern about the negative impact of reducing US aid to Ethiopia.

She explained that this decision reaffirms that the US House of Representatives stands with the people of Ethiopia, and supports their peaceful efforts to advance democratic reform.

The resolution calls for the American government to encourage the role of the African Union in the Renaissance Dam negotiations between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, with the aim of reaching a fair solution for all parties.

In another context, the project addresses the situation in Ethiopia, the violence that the country is witnessing during the last period, and the ethnic unrest in society.

The American “Foreign Policy” magazine reported that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo approved a plan to stop some US foreign aid to Ethiopia at a time when the administration is trying to mediate the Renaissance Dam negotiations between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia.

It quoted officials in the US administration and Congress as saying that this decision may affect the US aid to Ethiopia, which is estimated at 130 million dollars.

The Renaissance Dam negotiations between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia entered a new chapter of the crisis, after Addis Ababa announced the initial filling of the Renaissance Dam’s reservoir last July.

The President of Ethiopia, Sahle Zuweid, has previously said that her country will start generating electricity from the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam over the next 12 months. In a move that would raise tensions with Egypt and Sudan.

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