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Sudan decided not to participate in Ministerial Meeting on Renaissance Dam 

The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources issued a statement announcing that Sudan has decided not to participate in the ministerial negotiating session today (Saturday), affirming its previous positions in which it called for the participation of African experts as facilitators of the negotiations between the three parties, but the method adopted in the past sessions has proven to be useless.

The Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources, Professor Yasser Abbas, affirmed in a letter sent to the Minister of Water Resources of Ethiopia, Dr. Sileshi Bekele Sileshi; Sudan adherence to the negotiation process, under the auspices of the African Union to reach a binding and satisfactory legal agreement for the three parties according to the principle of African solutions for African problems.

And here under is th statement issued by the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources:-

The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources

The Sudan has decided not to participate in the upcoming Ministerial meeting on the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam(GERD) set to take place on Saturday the 21st of November, 2020.

The Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources, Professor Yassir Abass, has reaffirmed in a letter to Ethiopian Water, Irrigation and Energy Minister Sileshi Bekele Sileshi; Sudan’s position that calls for granting African Union experts a role to facilitate and to help bridge the gap between the three parties to the negotiations. He also underlined that the approach adopted in the negotiations during the past rounds, has proved to be ineffective.

The letter has also renewed Sudan’s full commitment to the negotiation process under the supervision of the African Union in order to reach a binding legal agreement acceptable to all three parties, in implementation of the principle of African solution for African challenges.

Source: Suna

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