Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 29, 2013

Question: What is the U.S. position on Ethiopia’s recent move to divert the course of the Blue Nile and the outrage expressed by Egypt and Sudan?

Answer: We commend the current efforts of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to jointly examine the downstream impacts of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). We urge the countries to continue working together to minimize negative downstream impacts and work together to jointly develop the Blue Nile basin for the benefit of all the people of the region.

PRN: 2013/0647