Egypt’s leader said Tuesday that discussions over Ethiopia’s Nile dam would “delay,” however, voiced trust in an arranged settlement to the contest.

“We are arranging, and these exchanges will be a long fight,” President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said.

Al-Sisi remarks, in a discourse, communicate on state TV, came amid uplifted strains between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia over the tremendous Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile.

For almost ten years, talks between the three nations over the activity and filling of the uber dam have wavered.

A week ago, Ethiopia reported it had arrived at its first-year focus for filling the repository, a move that started uneasiness in downstream Egypt and Sudan, who dread for their necessary water supplies.

Talking at the opening of a modern park in eastern Cairo, al-Sisi said Egyptians’ feelings of trepidation over the dam are “authentic and normal” however cautioned the media against making “dangers” of military activity.

“Be cautious, and you are tending to popular supposition,” he said.