New initiatives either at the African or international levels aim to give a new impetus to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) talks between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia.
This came after the negotiations over the dam’s filling and operation reached a dead end, due to the unjustified Ethiopian intransigence.
In this regard, the Congolese Foreign Minister (FM), chairman of the current African Union (AU) session heading a delegation from the Congolese presidency, Foreign Ministry, and an expert from AU, arrived in Khartoum Wednesday.
This visit comes within the framework of a tour that will also take him to Ethiopia and Egypt to discuss arrangements related to the resumption of negotiation over the GERD.
It is worth mentioning that, Sudanese Minister of Energy and Petroleum Jadain Ali Obeid said on Sunday that his country welcomes Ethiopia’s generation of electricity from the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
“The Renaissance Dam will provide electricity to Sudan at reasonable prices… We seek to increase the import of electricity from Ethiopia if the electrical transmission lines that need to be expanded are allowed,” he added.
Earlier this week, Ethiopian Minister of Water, Irrigation, and Energy Dr. Sileshi Bekele said that The necessary preparations are underway to enable the two turbines of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) to generate electricity in the first months of the coming Ethiopian New year.
In press statements to Obeid reiterated Sudan’s adherence to reach a binding legal agreement between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia on GERD.