Africa

Sudan renews rejection of Ethiopia’s measures over Nile Dam

Sudan on Monday reiterated its rejection of Ethiopia’s completion of the second filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

 

“The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources renews Sudan’s firm position in rejecting neighboring Ethiopia’s unilateral measures, its fait accompli policies and ignoring of the legitimate interests and serious concerns of its partners in the river,” said the Sudanese ministry in a statement

 

“The best alternative to this Ethiopian approach, which will only lead to harming the distinguished and historical ties between the two brotherly countries and peoples, is to continue to negotiate in good faith to reach a binding and comprehensive legal agreement that preserves the interests of all parties and addresses their concerns,” the statement noted.

The ministry further expressed belief that reaching the desired agreement is very necessary and possible, if there is political will.

 

Earlier, according to official Ethiopian media, the Ethiopian government announced that it has achieved its goal in the second filling of the GERD, saying it was planning to start electricity production from the dam within months.

Newsday

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