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Sudan hopes to see "decisive" round of Nile dam talks: ministry

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Sudan hopes to see “decisive” round of Nile dam talks: ministry

AU has urged for the necessity of reaching a fair and binding agreement on filling and operation of GERD within a comprehensive deal


Sudan on Saturday said it hopes that the upcoming round of talks on the Ethiopian Nile dam will be “decisive” and “with specific timetable” to address important issues.

“Sudan is looking forward to a decisive negotiating round with specific timetable and clear agenda to address the outstanding issues and adhere to them without proposing new issues outside the framework of the negotiation relating to filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and future projects,” said Sudan’s Irrigation and water resources ministry in a statement.

The ministry further described the statement issued on Friday by the African Union (AU) on the recent mini-African summit on the GERD as “balanced” and consistent with what was proposed by Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok with regard to reaching a deal that is fair and legally binding to preserve the interests of all parties.

The AU has urged for the necessity of reaching a fair and binding agreement on filling and operation of the GERD within a comprehensive deal that includes future projects.

It also urged all parties to refrain from adopting any unilateral measures that could hinder the negotiating process.
Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia are expected to resume talks on the outstanding technical and legal points related to the filling and operation of the GERD under the patronage of the AU, which is currently chaired by South Africa.

A mini-African summit was convened on July 21 through video link, where the parties agreed to continue talks on Nile dam to narrow viewpoints.

 

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