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Sudan: Ethiopia buys time through its intransigence in the GERD negotiations

The Sudanese Foreign Minister confirmed on Saturday that Ethiopia is working to “buy time with its intransigence” in the negotiations on the Renaissance Dam.

Maryam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi said Sudan made “all concessions” to find a solution, die die Interests of the three countries in in reference to die Issue of the renaissance dam taken into account.

She added: “We have all made concessions in order to find a satisfactory solution for everyone in of the Renaissance Dam Acts. “

The beginning of the second filling

It came after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced again today that his country is waiting for July to start the second fill of the dam as it marks a major renaissance for him.

The Ethiopian government announced a week ago that Addis Ababa would carry out the process of filling the Renaissance Dam a second time as planned, accusing external and internal parties of causing chaos and destabilization in the country.

Abiy Ahmed said after a meeting of the National Security Council that these parties are “working to throw the country into chaos,” but pointed out that, “Despite the conspiracies and pressures, Ethiopia die exercised on the land, die Renaissance Dam will make the second occupation of the country on the scheduled date, and elections will be held. “”.

He repeatedly emphasized his intention in the rainy season in to begin the second phase of replenishing the dam reservoir in the coming months of July and August, which Cairo and Khartoum reject.

Mounting tension

Relations between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan are growing strained due to the renaissance dam that Addis Ababa built over the Blue Nile, the Nile’s largest tributary.

Sudan had proposed prosecuting Ethiopia if it continued to fill the Renaissance Dam without a tripartite agreement that includes Egypt.

Egypt and Sudan blame Ethiopia for the failure of the negotiations for being adamant and refusing to sign a binding deal on the dam.

Weeks ago, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi warned that any violation of his country’s share of the Nile waters would require a response, die “die Would affect the stability of the entire region “.

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