Ethiopia has begun to elevate the middle passage of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), and to put concrete walls, in preparation for the 3rd filling process, a source at the Sudanese Foreign Ministry said.
In press statements, the source added that his country is awaiting the invitation of the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Félix Tshisekedi, who chairs the African Union (AU), to resume negotiations.
“Sudan handed over to the Congolese Minister of Foreign Affairs his remarks regarding the negotiation methodology in the GERD crisis,” the source added.
It is worth mentioning that, Egypt’s Minister of Irrigation and water resources said on Monday that the GERD negotiations are ‘almost frozen,’ adding, “there have been international communications, but they do not live up to our ambitions.”
Last month, Egypt, Sudan welcomed the presidential statement issued today by the Security Council urging Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan to resume negotiations on the GERD.
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 of the Renaissance Dam.