Sudan Welcomes Security Council’s Sitting on the Renaissance Dam
Khartoum, July 3 (SUNA) – The government of Sudan has welcomed the response of the President of the Security Council to Sudan request to hold a sitting to discuss the dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, and his statement that the sitting would be held on July 8, 2021.
It is noteworthy that the Minister of Foreign Affairs had sent a message to the President of the Security Council on June 22, in which she called on the Council to hold a session as soon as possible to discuss the developments of the dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
In her message, the Minister of Foreign Affairs called for urging all parties to abide by their obligations under International Law and to refrain from taking any unilateral measures, and calling on Ethiopia to stop unilaterally filling the Renaissance Dam without reaching a final agreement to avoid aggravation of the dispute and threating to regional and international peace and security.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs also called on the Security Council to ask all parties to support and strengthen the mediation of the African Union in a manner conducive to solving the remaining outstanding issues in the Renaissance Dam negotiations, and expressed Sudan deep concern and regret over Ethiopia’s announcement to proceed with the unilateral filling of the Renaissance Dam for the second time.
She affirming Sudan adherence to the negotiations on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam under the auspices of the African Union, which is required to renew, in the same context, its objective proposal to boost these negotiations by the international quartet represented in the United Nations, the European Union, the United States and the African Union, including upgrading the role of the Quartet to the level of mediators.
Sudan has renewed its firm keenness to continue negotiating with a sincere intention to reach a final and binding agreement on the filling and operation the Renaissance Dam for the benefit of the development and stability in the region and the welfare of its peoples.
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