Speaker of the House of Representatives Hanafy al-Gebali highlighted in the plenary session that the Nile River is the source of life in Egypt, and that concluding a fair agreement spares the region conflict.
Gebali underscored that Ethiopia's unjustifiable behavior threatens Egypt's water security noting that Egypt has never been an aggressor rather it only defends its rights. "We have confidence that we will overcome that challenge and achieve a new victory," the Speaker said.
The dispute among Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia dates back to May 2011 when Ethiopia started building the dam; Egypt voiced concern over its water share [55.5 billion cubic meters].
Three years later, a series of tripartite talks between the two countries along with Sudan began to reach an agreement, while Ethiopia continued the dam construction.
source : Egypt today