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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during his meeting with Libyan Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh at the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt February 18, 2021. The Egyptian Presidency/Handout via REUTERS

“DON’T WORRY, Egypt’s National Security is a red line that can not be crossed”, says President El Sisi

During the presidential initiative “decent life” at the Cairo Stadium, Egyptain president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi spoke to the Egyptian people about many issues that concern the country in this difficult period of human history, while the government is giving all efforts to provide a decent life for Egyptians through the huge number of projects implemented in record times.

One of the important issues that occupy the minds of the Egyptian people is the “Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam” which is being built in Ethiopia, the source country of the Blue Nile River, in order to generate electricity, as the Ethiopian government claims, but as everyone knows, the specifications of this dam will cause great harm to the downstream countries, Sudan and Egypt, because the stages of its filling will lead to reducing the two countries’ share of water, which will lead to the drying up of the Nile and the destruction of agriculture, and consequently devastating human and economic damage to the national security of the downstream countries.

Based on all of this, El Sisi has spoken with clarity that there is no objection to countries seeking to advance and exploit resources, but without harming other countries, and that Egypt is a huge country and its president and army will not allow anyone to threaten its national security, and it is not appropriate for a country the size of Egypt to be concerned about this issue and Egypt is working hard and on full preparation for all possible scenarios.

According to the presidency, Egypt has shown that it is ready to renegotiate the options satisifying each country, But will Egypt succeed in reaching a law obligating Ethiopia not to prejudice the downstream countries’ share of the Nile River, or will Ethiopia continue to be intransigent and not abide by all international laws and thus enter the stage of war between the three countries?

If war occurs, it will be the first time in history that a war is waged over water, and of course every war will cause great economic damage to any country participating.

Source: Brand Impact

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