Irrigation Minister adheres to enhancing negotiations mechanism, participation of Guarantors

  • Jul 15, 2021

Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Prof. Yasser Abbas discussed Wednesday at his office in the Ministry the Ethiopian renaissance dam file with EU Envoy for Horn of Africa Annette Weber.

The meeting focused on talks between Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt in order to reach an agreement on the file.

Prof. Abbas renewed that Sudan is adhered to the importance of enhancing the mechanism of negotiations between the three states through influential guarantors under the umbrella of AU.

He renewed Sudan’s rejection of including water sharing in renaissance dam negotiations, saying that the legal reference for renaissance dam negotiations are based on the declaration of principle of 2015.

He added that data exchange which was suggested by Ethiopia had to take place through an agreed upon mechanism.

The Minister confirmed before EU envoy that Sudan’s firmstance is that there should be an economic relations between the three states saying, the dam has to be a factor of cooperation and not a source of tension.