Egypt, Sudan call for ‘serious’ talks with Ethiopia

Egypt and Sudan have called on Ethiopia to join them in “serious” mediated negotiations aimed at resolving an impasse over a giant Nile dam scheme.

The two nations want Addis Ababa to engage in tripartite talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project as soon as possible.

In a joint statement following a meeting in Cairo on Wednesday, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Sudanese counterpart Ali Al-Sadiq, highlighted “the importance of continuing to seek serious negotiations under the auspices of the presidency of the African Union on the renaissance dam, so that this leads to a binding legal agreement that achieves the interests of the three countries.”

Shoukry and Al-Sadiq’s talks were held on the sidelines of the ministerial meeting of the Arab League in Cairo.

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