On Saturday, Sudanese Foreign Minister (FM) Mariam al-Sadiq al-Mahdi said that Sudan is always keen to strengthen ties with Egypt, especially coordination regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam crisis.
In a press conference, al-Mahdi said Sudan supports the water rights of all Nile Basin countries and their need to establish projects through cooperation and integration.
“The international support for our position on the GERD confirms that we are moving on the right path,” Sudanese FM said, adding, “We seek peace and stability with our neighbors and the entire world.”
It is worth mentioning that, Egypt and Sudan welcomed the presidential statement adopted by the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, regarding the Renaissance Dam crisis.
This comes within the framework of the negotiating track led by the President of the African Union, with a view to drafting a binding legal agreement on the filling and operating the Renaissance Dam.
Earlier, the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday encouraged Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan to resume negotiations on the contentious issue of water availability from the dam that the Ethiopians are building on the main tributary of the Nile River.
15 council members said negotiations should resume at the invitation of the African Union´s chairperson “to finalize expeditiously the text of the mutually acceptable and binding agreement on the filling and operation of the (dam) within a reasonable time frame.”
“The Security Council calls upon the three countries to take forward the AU-led negotiation process in a constructive and cooperative manner,” it said.