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Ambassador Maged Abdel Fattah, the representative of the League of Arab States to the United Nations, said that the extraordinary consultative ministerial meeting held in the Qatari capital, Doha, adopted a new resolution No. 8661 on June 15, which includes a number of assignments to the Arab Group in New York to start reactivating the issue of AlNahda dam Before the Security Council to assume its responsibilities, and to hold an urgent consultation session and take the necessary measures to launch an effective negotiating process that guarantees reaching within a specific time frame a fair, balanced and legally binding agreement on the Renaissance Dam that takes into account the interests of the three countries, and this is the eighth item of the resolution.
He added in an intervention with Al-Hayat Al-Youm program with the journalist Muhammad Mustafa Sherdi, yesterday, Thursday: “As for the ninth item, it stipulates the invitation of the Arab member of the Security Council, who is currently Tunisia, and the committee formed, which includes Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Iraq, and the General Secretariat in accordance with the decision issued by the previous session in charge of following up on developments. Coordination with the Security Council in this regard, and the resolution calls on the committee to intensify its efforts and to continue in close coordination with the Republic of Sudan and Egypt on future steps, as he indicated that since the issuance of the resolution, a meeting of members of the committee has been held and is currently chaired by the League of Arab States until a new president is chosen. Agreeing on the necessity of holding an urgent meeting of the Arab group at the ambassadorial level next Monday to hear from the Egyptian and Sudanese parties on specific requests regarding recourse to the Security Council.
And the representative of the university continued: “This recently issued decision does not have any reservations, unlike the previous resolution issued on June 23, 2020, where it had reservations from Somalia and Djibouti, but Sudan was also in the previous resolution reluctant to resort to the Security Council because it was sponsoring negotiations previously and had expectation that Ethiopia It can interact with the negotiations,” noting that now there is complete Arab consensus to move towards the Security Council.
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