Foreign Minister: Sudan’s Stance on “Renaissance Dam” Firm

The Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs stressed Sudan’s steadfast position on the issue of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, and called on African leaders to pressure the Ethiopian side to reach a binding agreement between the three parties that paves the way for developmental cooperation.


Khartoum: Altaghyeer


Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Maryam Al-Sadiq, affirmedSudan’s unwavering stance on the Renaissance Dam issue, in compliance with the Declaration of Principles Agreement and all agreements.

“We called for an expansion of the mechanism under the chairmanship of the African Union because we are keen on productive negotiations”, she said.

Dr. Maryam addressed patrons at a Ramadan banquet organized by the Sudanese embassy, for the Sudanese community in Rwanda, at its headquarters in Kigali.

The minister called on African leaders and the African Union to put pressure on the Ethiopian side to reach a binding agreement between the three parties that paves the way for developmentalcooperation.

“We will seek all peaceful means to achieve the interest of Sudan”, she added.

She also indicated Sudan’s keenness to establish balanced relations with all countries.

Dr. Maryam mentioned that Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, in his capacity as head of “IGAD”, is working to achieve peace in the region.

The Foreign Minister said that the Paris conference will present Sudan to the world in accordance with a strategic partnership bearing a new approach.

The conference should prove to be an entry point to exempting Sudan’s foreign debts, and presenting the model of the Sudanese revolution to the world.

She called on the global Sudanese community to support theSudanese position, which aims at protecting its people and preserving their interests.

She noted that all community issues are of concern to the ministry and that it works to develop consular work and respond urgently to the problems facing Sudanese communities everywhere.

The Ministry Abroad

Dr. Maryam stressed that one of her ministry’s main concerns in its foreign policy will be focused on the African continent, through openness and cooperation in all fields.

For their part, the Sudanese community in Kigali expressed itssatisfaction with the new approach based on communicating with other countries to present Sudan’s legal, technical, and political argument.

They noted that Rwanda is an important country for economic partnership and cooperation, demanded the necessity of preserving unity in political and media discourse, while affirming support for Sudan’s position.

Dr. Maryam Al-Sadiq is currently on an African tour that includes a number of countries, geared at explaining Sudan’s position on the Renaissance Dam developments.

She arrived and met the Rwandan president at the Rwandan capital, Kigali, yesterday evening, having arrived from Nairobi, Kenya.

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