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The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Horn of Africa, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga,
 
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 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).

 Onaga-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.