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The linkage of military-technical cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia with the difficult and lengthy Egyptian-Sudanese-Ethiopian negotiation process around the construction of the Vozrozhdeniye hydroelectric power station by Ethiopia on the river is perplexing. Blue Nile.

We presume that the settlement of the existing contradictions between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan should be carried out in accordance with the spirit and provisions of the Khartoum Declaration of 2015 and on the basis of the developments already achieved in the trilateral format. We believe that the possibilities of finding mutually acceptable solutions within the framework of the trilateral negotiating mechanism with the mediation of the African Union are still not exhausted.

Russian-Ethiopian military-technical cooperation is regulated by the relevant Intergovernmental Agreement on Defense Cooperation and is not destabilizing. We would like to note that Russia carries out similar interaction with a number of other countries, including Egypt and Sudan.

In view of the above, we urge you not to politicize the issue of constructing the Vozrozhdenie hydroelectric power station in order to avoid a possible escalation in this regard of tension between the aforementioned countries.

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