(Bloomberg) -- Egypt and Sudan on Tuesday urged more outside support to revive negotiations over Ethiopia’s dam on the Nile River that they see as a threat to their water security.

Describing Ethiopia’s unilateral decision to move forward with a second phase of filling the Renaissance Dam as a clear violation of earlier agreements, the foreign ministers of Egypt and Sudan called on the United Nations, the European Union, the United States to agree to a proposal in which they help mediate talks under the stewardship of current African Union head, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Talks Over Ethiopia’s Nile Dam Hit Another Deadlock, Egypt Says

In a statement released by Egypt’s Foreign Ministry, the two countries stressed their willingness for serious talks and urged Ethiopia to show “good will” in the process.

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