Parfait Onanga-Anyanga (Special Envoy) on Peace and security in Africa – Security Council Briefing

The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Horn of Africa, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, today (8 Jul) told the Security Council that despite various attempts at negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia, and the Sudan, “the parties have been unable to agree on a framework of engagement to settle the remaining contentious issues” related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

Onanga-Anyanga told the Council that “there is room to move forward with a view to addressing the matter of the GERD in a peaceful, constructive and comprehensive manner, in line with the spirit of cooperation highlighted in the 2015 Declaration of Principles.”

On 23 March 2015, the three countries signed a Declaration built upon ten principles, including cooperation, harm reduction, and peaceful settlement of disputes.