Sudanese Irrigation Minister Yasser Abbas said, in a statement yesterday, that Ethiopia had rejected a Sudanese call for a summit at the level of heads of government to discuss the issue of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
The Sudanese Minister of Irrigation emphasized that “failure to reach an agreement with Ethiopia will push us to go to the Security Council.”
He added, “We have drawn up plans and scenarios for the second filling of the Renaissance Dam without notice,” noting that “the first filling of the Renaissance Dam made us doubt the Ethiopian intentions.”
On April 13, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok invited his Ethiopian and Egyptian counterparts to come to Khartoum, after the latest round of negotiations in this regard failed.
The Sudanese Minister of Irrigation announced that Ethiopia’s adherence to the initiation of the second unilateral filling of the dam in July poses a threat to the safety of water installations and all economic activities on the banks of the Blue Nile and the Main Nile.
And the Sudanese Minister of Irrigation warned of “the exacerbation of the situation in the region due to Ethiopia’s intransigence on the Renaissance Dam.”
Sources revealed, on Wednesday evening, that Egypt had asked the African Union to participate in neutral international parties to solve the crisis. On Wednesday, Ethiopia proposed to hold a meeting of the African Union Assembly to end the crisis of talks, which stalled last week in the Congo without results.
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