Arab states call on UN Security Council to meet over Ethiopian dam

Arab League may also take "gradual measures" to support Egypt and Sudan in the dispute over the Grand Renaissance Dam

  
A group of people sail across the Nile river as they travel from Omdurman to Tuti Island on a taxi boat in Khartoum, Sudan, February 17, 2020. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A group of people sail across the Nile river as they travel from Omdurman to Tuti Island on a taxi boat in Khartoum, Sudan, February 17, 2020. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

CAIRO/DUBAI- Arab states whose foreign ministers met in Qatar on Tuesday have called on the United Nations Security Council to discuss the dispute over Ethiopia's plan to fill a dam built on the Blue Nile, Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said.

The Arab League may also take "gradual measures" to support Egypt and Sudan in the dispute over the Grand Renaissance Dam, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani told a joint news conference with Aboul Gheit. No more details were given.

(Reporting by Mahmoud Mourad and Raya Jalabi, writing by Maher Chmaytelli, Editing by Catherine Evans) ((maher.chmaytelli@thomsonreuters.com;))


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