Ethiopia has long been deadlocked in a Nile dam spat with Sudan and Egypt, who fear that Addis Ababa’s mega hydroelectric project will reduce their access to water.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has stated that all options are on the table when it comes to talks between Cairo, Khartoum, and Addis Ababa over a huge dam on the Blue Nile being constructed by Ethiopia.
The statement comes after the latest round of trilateral negotiations ended without progress in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, earlier this week.
“I am telling our brothers in Ethiopia, let’s not reach the point where you touch a drop of Egypt’s water, because all options are open”, al-Sisi pointed out on Wednesday.
“We have witnessed the cost of any confrontation”, he added, in an apparent nod to previous regional conflicts.