Demanding binding agreement on GERD is 'legitimate right' of Sudan: Burhan

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Mon, 17 May 2021 - 11:56 GMT

Chairman of the Sudanese Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan - Youtube still

Chairman of the Sudanese Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan - Youtube still

CAIRO – 17 May 2021: Sudan seeks a consensual and negotiated solution to the Renaissance Dam (GERD) based on preserving rights, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Chairman of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan told France 24 Monday.

Sudan has been through bitter experiences due to the lack of commitment from other parties; hence a binding agreement is necessary, Burhan said.

“It is a legitimate right for Sudan to demand it,” he added.

Egypt and Sudan “have common interests in this regard, and both are seeking a binding and legal agreement because this right is not ours, but rather it is that of future generations. There must be an agreement that preserves the right of the next generations to water,” he continued.

Both Burhan and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi are in Paris to attend a conference on the democratic transition in Sudan.

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