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Monday, 08 January 2018

Talk of the Hour: Excluding Sudan from GERD Is Futile

Recently, the Egypt's foreign minister, Sameh Shukri, was reported as being engaged in discussions unofficially in the lands of Ethiopia particularly

The whole issue revolves around a plan that Egypt has designed with the intention of undermining the position of Sudan catastrophically by distancing it jealously and conspiringly from a very close ally truthfully- Ethiopia especially.
It is noteworthy that, this is not the first time for Egypt as plotting against Sudan like this typically-but, numerously and repeatedly.
Delightedly, Ethiopia all the time aborts such plots promptly because of adherence with Sudan solidly and irrevocably-something that angers Egypt fatally.
The plot of Egypt against Sudan, is not without a cause noticeably; the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will result in bringing in all the goods to Sudan exclusively – something that is to enable it as utilizing its water share fully; since large amounts of it goes to Egypt routinely,  because of lack of storage  means sadly. So, the plots of Egypt have just emanated from here unreasonably-simply, due to restoration of rights legitimately.
 Depressingly, and because of this, Egypt does not want the establishment of GERD, for fear of deprivation of old privileges- Sudan's unused waters particularly; a situation that is well explained by Sudan's foreign affairs minister, professor Ghandour like this; 'it is high time for the creditor to refrain from lending  the recipient unstoppably and generously. GERD is the strongest factor that encourages us to take a decisive decision as such. But, surprisingly, the recipient does want the credit as being ceased totally'.
Consequently, now Egypt has got much worried and scared vehemently because of seriousness on part of Sudan to restore rights legitimately via GERD practically. 
Actually, through GERD, Sudan's position will be very much stronger as regaining all losses of water which goes to Egypt routinely due to lack of storage means sadly.
Fortunately, all this is to take place legally-according to the agreed upon water agreement of 1959 particularly.

It should be noted that Egypt used to benefit from almost all the water share of Sudan unlimitedly (minimum 5 billion cubic meters annually).
Needless to say, the water issue has become a much crucial factor; a matter of life and death- expected as developing imminently into conflicts between nations violently, to the extent of launching wars among them catastrophically.
Because of this, Sudan should not feel harassment as demanding restoration of rights fully and legitimately.
The thing that makes it as abstaining as joining the 'Entebbe water agreement, is its support of the stance of Egypt unlimitedly, since it is the neighbor and the brother undeniably.
The Entebbe water agreement has been proven as the most justifiable and logical for the countries of the water Nile basin as sticking to vehemently- since the 1959 water agreement was signed a long time ago; at the colonial era approximately. The funny thing here is this; the majority of the countries at that time were under the yoke of colonialism-a situation that is indicative they were not  had any say in it utterly.
So, the status quo should not be allowed as continuing like this indefinitely;
it is much advisable for all the concerned sides-Egypt and Sudan specifically- as thinking of a new formula that preserves rights tightly and justly. Otherwise we should not get surprised if all are dragged compulsorily and violently into a bottomless abyss that no one is in a position to predict as to where it may lead. 
However, and despite all the ill wishes on part of Egypt whether they are to do with water and none, Sudan has never stopped defending it honestly and unceasingly, but, alas, the reward is so frustrating hugely. For instance, it has kept all the time saying this publicly; Egypt's  rights of water and as incorporated in the 1959 Nile water agreement, are a red line that nobody should cross daringly.
Moreover, Sudan has never ceased  reiterating that no matter the nature of problems with Egypt are, be they relate to water, Halayeb and none, still under no circumstance are to qualify as launching wars against one another- going even further as describing the  relations bilaterally as the holiest ones unprecedentedly.
Dishearteningly, realities on the ground say this; the pattern of the conspiracy of Egypt against Sudan, is just reminding one of the story of Julius Caesar who is stabbed in the back by his close friend, Marcus Brutus. While bleeding and dying, Caesar utters his famous last words, “And you, Brutus?”.
In conclusion, we can say this; what Egypt has been engaging in now is not acceptable at all, especially from a neighbor and a brother unquestionably-planning as undermining the position of Sudan catastrophically by distancing it jealously and conspiringly from a very close ally truthfully- Ethiopia especially.