Sudan’s Irrigation Minister Yasser Abbas has warned of worsening positions in the region due to the stubbornness of Ethiopia over the Renaissance Dam.
The minister issued a statement today, Friday, says that Ethiopia rejected a Sudanese invitation to hold a summit at the level of heads of governments of Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia to discuss the issue of the Ethiopian dam.
He assured that if the concerned states won’t reach an agreement on that issue, Sudan will head to the United Nations (UN) Security Council.
He added that Sudan adopted plans and scenarios in the case of the second fill of the Ethiopian dam as the first fill makes us suspect the Ethiopian intentions.
It is worth noting that Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok invited his counterparts of Egypt and Ethiopia on April 13 to come to Khartoum after the failure of the recent round of talks regarding this issue of the Ethiopian dam.
Yasser Abbas warns that Ethiopia’s insistence on the second fill of the Renaissance Dam threatens all Sudanese waterworks on the Blue Nile and the mainstream of the Nile River.
On the other hand, sources revealed to Al-Arabia, a satellite channel, that Egypt asked the African Union (AU) on Wednesday evening participation of international neutral parties to find a solution to the issue of the dam.
Ethiopia proposed on Wednesday holding a meeting of the African Union to terminate the problem of talks that stopped last week in the Democratic Republic of Congo without results.