April 20, 2018 – Egypt’s foreign minister, Sameh Shoukry, warned Ethiopia that the status quo is not acceptable and that Egypt will defend its interests by several means, according to the Washington Post. He did not elaborate what that means.
The foreign ministers of Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia met in Khartoum this month but talks ended with no deal on the lingering dispute of access to the Nile’s waters. Egypt has called for another meeting in Cairo.
Egypt has several reservations on the construction and filling of the Renaissance Dam that Ethiopia is completing, claiming it will drastically impact its share of the Nile’s waters.
Ethiopia and Sudan insist that the dam is beneficial to all sides, including Egypt as well.