According to Russian embassy in addis Ababa report’s that On August 19 on the initiative of the Ethiopian side a telephone conversation was held between the Special Representative of the Russian President for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation H. E. Mr. M. Bogdanov and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia H. E. Mr. Demeke Mekonnen.

In the course of the conversation they exchanged views on the situation around Ethiopia’s construction of the GERD in the context of raising this issue in the UN Security Council.

☝️ At the same time the Russian side expressed hope for the eventual finding of mutually acceptable solutions to this problem in the negotiations between the countries directly concerned – Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan – under the auspices of the African Union.