Ethiopia involves GERD in complexities of internal policies: Sudan's Abdalla Hamdok

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Thu, 08 Apr 2021 - 05:54 GMT

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok - AFP

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok - AFP

CAIRO - 8 April 2021: Ethiopia has invovled the Renaissance Dam (GERD) in the complexities of its internal policies, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said Thursday, according to Al-Arabiya.

Ethiopia is facing a war in the Tigray region with reports of crimes against humanity.

Sudanese Minister of Irrigation Yasser Abbas said yesterday that “all options are open” in the Khartoum decision-making process per the international law, including resorting to the Security Council.

Abbas said in a Wednesday press conference that his country will store a billion cubic meters of water behind Roseires Dam as a precautionary measure against the second filling of GERD, planned in the next rain season in June.

He added that this measure only may reduce the impact of the unilateral filling of the dam.

“The African Union stood by and watched the previous rounds of negotiations on the Renaissance Dam,” emphasizing that Khartoum did not reject the mediation of the African Union, but rather asked to enhance the mediation by other parties.

 

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