THE PICTURES THAT MARK THE DAY
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