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The Saudi Cab­i­net on Tues­day stressed the need to re­sume ne­go­ti­a­tions re­lat­ing to the Grand Ethiopian Re­nais­sance Dam, amid con­cerns that it will af­fect water sup­plies to Egypt and Su­dan.

They re­viewed a dis­cus­sion last week by Arab for­eign min­is­ters and the for­ma­tion of a com­mit­tee to fol­low up on con­cerns and co­or­di­nate with the UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil. Ethiopia is threat­en­ing to start fill­ing a reservoir on the Blue Nile that many fear will cut vi­tal water sup­plies down­stream.

Min­is­ters said that the water se­cu­rity of Egypt and Su­dan is “in­sep­a­ra­ble” from Arab na­tional se­cu­rity. The Cab­i­net re­jected any ac­tiv­i­ties that af­fect the rights of any par­ties re­liant on Nile wa­ters, and said ne­go­ti­a­tions must re­sume to reach a fair agree­ment.

Dur­ing the vir­tual meeting, which was chaired by King Sal­man, the Cab­i­net also re­viewed other events and de­vel­op­ments in the re­gion and world, re­it­er­at­ing the King­dom’s com­mit­ment to the Pales­tinian cause.


King Sal­man chairs a vir­tual meeting dur­ing the Cab­i­net ses­sion on Tues­day. Dur­ing the meeting, ma­jor de­vel­op­ments in the re­gion were dis­cussed.

There are on­go­ing co­op­er­a­tion and con­sul­ta­tion be­tween the OIC and Russia in var­i­ous fields, par­tic­u­larly the Pales­tinian cause and com­bat­ing ex­trem­ism. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen OIC sec­re­tary-gen­eral

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