Sudan and Ethiopia agree to address border issues and the Renaissance Dam

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Sudan and Ethiopia agree to address border issues and the Renaissance Dam

Sudan and Ethiopia agreed, on Thursday, to address the issues of the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and the border between the two countries in a peaceful manner.

This came during a meeting between the Vice-President of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council, Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo, “Hamedti,” with the Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Damaki Mekonnen, in the capital, Khartoum, according to the statement of the Transitional Sovereignty Council.

The Ethiopian ambassador to Khartoum, Biltal Amir, said, according to the statement, that the two sides “agreed to address the issues of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and the borders in a peaceful manner, in accordance with the joint mechanisms between the two countries.”

Amir explained that the meeting “addressed the course of bilateral relations and regional issues of common concern.”

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And while the tripartite negotiations between Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia have been frozen for about a year, Cairo and Khartoum insist on first reaching a tripartite agreement on filling and operating the dam to ensure the continued flow of their annual share of the waters of the Nile River, but Addis Ababa rejects this and confirms that its dam, which began construction about a decade ago, does not intended to harm anyone.

Ethiopia made the second filling in July 2021, a year after another similar one, amid Egyptian-Sudanese rejection as “unilateral measures.”

For some time, the Sudanese-Ethiopian border has been witnessing tension, as Khartoum announced on December 31, 2020, the army’s control of all of his country’s territory in the “Al-Fashqa” border area with Ethiopia.

Sudan demands the setting of border marks with Ethiopia based on the May 15, 1902 agreement signed in Addis Ababa between Ethiopia and Britain (on behalf of Sudan), and its first article clarifies the international borders between the two countries.

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