A source at the Arab League’ s General Secretariat expressed alarm over the recent Ethiopia’s message to the UN Security Council on fifth of current July in which it rejected intervention of the Arab League in issue of the Renaissance Dam alleging that it undermines the cordial and cooperation relations between the Arab League and the African Union .
The source said the Ethiopian message contained many contradictions the most dangerous aspect of it is the apparent attempt to drive a wedge between the two regional organizations that have long maintained, in the past and the present, the closest and most solid relations.
The source stressed that the Arab League would not want to enter into confrontation with the African Union, especially that its membership includes (10) Arab countries and in the same time they are members in the African Union , pointing out that Arab League has various mechanisms for consultation and joint work with the African Union and keen to coordinate stances with it over a number of issues in addition to excellent ties that link the Secretary-General of the Arab League with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission.
The source added that the intervention of the Arab League in issue of the Renaissance Dam was normal and logical as the issue negatively affected two of its members, Sudan and Egypt, stressing that the just positions of the two countries which called for comprehensive and binding agreement over filling and operation of the dam, wins the Arab consensus.
The source concluded that the Ethiopian attempt to protray the issue as Arab-African conflict was wrong and regretable, urging Addis Ababa to reconsider this unconstructive method.