Egypt, Ethiopia discuss Nile dam dispute at UN Security Council

The UN Security Council holds a virtual session on Ethiopia’s controversial dam project, which has caused a bitter dispute with Egypt and Sudan.

Egypt has told the United Nations it faces an existential threat, from a hydroelectric dam that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile River.

Ethiopia is expected to start filling the Grand Renaissance Dam with water next month.

But at a virtual meeting of the Security Council, Egypt warned of conflict if the UN does not intervene.

Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports from the UN headquarters in New York.