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Tunisia calls for compromise solution to Ethiopia's dam

TUNIS, Nov 30 (KUNA) -- Tunisia's Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi said on Tuesday that his country, as a non-permanent member at UN Security Council, does its best to help Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan reach a compromise and satisfactory solution on sharing Nile water in a manner that does not affect interests of all parties.
This came during a meeting between Jerandi and his Ethiopian counterpart Demeke Mekonnen on the sidelines of the eighth Chinese-African cooperation forum held in Senegal's capital, Dakar, Tunisia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The three parties have not reached yet a solution to the crisis of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) regarding some main issues like the filling and managing of the dam as well as others.
Jerandi demanded making the Nile River a "lifeblood" for all peoples of these countries and not a cause of tension and conflicts, which may have repercussions that could be avoided during these difficult circumstances across the globe.
He called for working together to help the countries of the continent address the major challenges facing them.
Meanwhile, Mekonnen expressed his country's confidence in Tunisia's stances, saying that these stances are highly respected that show the country's will in backing security and peace amongst the Continent's countries. (end) ksj.hm