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Egypt, Sudan, discuss latest GERD developments

Officials from Sudan and Egypt discussed in Khartoum the latest developments in the GERD crisis with Ethiopia.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

The designated Sudanese Minister of Irrigation, Daw al-Bait Abdel Rahman Mansour, confirmed on Monday that Sudan is “the most in need of consensus among the countries of the eastern Nile Basin” regarding the GERD crisis.

Daw Al-Bait held talks in his office at the ministry with the Egyptian ambassador to Khartoum, Hussam Issa, which focused on the Ethiopian dam.

He pointed to the negative effects on Sudan, as a result of the prolonged negotiation, without reaching a binding legal agreement on filling and operating the GERD.

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia had failed to reach a settlement regarding the filling and operation of the dam, despite many regional and international mediations.

The designated Minister of Irrigation stated that the rest of the items regarding the dam require political will from all parties.

The Egyptian ambassador presented a message to the minister from his Egyptian counterpart, in which he affirmed his country’s full readiness for cooperation and coordination in all fields.

The meeting discussed the unilateral Ethiopian decision to generate electricity from the Renaissance Dam a few days ago.

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