CAIRO, Egypt

Egypt on Friday accused Ethiopia of intransigence for its positions during tripartite talks with Egypt and Sudan over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam or Al-Nahda dam.

“No tangible progress was achieved,” said an Egyptian Foreign Ministry statement following the end of the fourth and last round of talks over the dam.

The statement accused Ethiopia of “deliberate intransigence aiming to impose a fait accompli on the ground and control the flow of the Blue Nile and operate the dam without taking any consideration of the water interests of the downstream countries.”

On Ethiopia’s statement following the talks, the ministry called it

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