The head of the Egyptian-Israeli Negotiations Committee in Taba, Major General Mohsen Hamdy, who was dubbed “the silent general,” sent a message to the Egyptian government about the Renaissance Dam 32 years after the liberation of Taba.
The silent general said, in statements to the government website, Al-Ahram, that: “We should not be drawn into a side debate that diverts us from the main negotiations.”
He continued: “International law and historical references that are recorded in the United Nations prove the rights supported by maps, documents and photos, and adhere to the principles before any country that tries to manipulate.”
He stressed, “We are very late in proving the Egyptian right and the technical point of view. We must continue to press our rights and take into account the timing.”
He continued, “In general, Egypt announced its support for Ethiopia’s right to development while preserving the water rights of the downstream countries, Egypt and Sudan, because it is a matter of life.”