Ethiopia reassures Sudan: positive developments regarding the Renaissance Dam

The Ethiopian ambassador to Khartoum, Yeptal Amiru, said that there are positive developments between his country and Sudan on issues such as the Renaissance Dam and the borders.

A statement by the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicated, today, Wednesday, that the Sudanese Foreign Minister-designate, Ali Al-Sadiq, met today with the Ethiopian ambassador in Khartoum, to discuss several files.

The statement indicated that the Ethiopian ambassador confirmed that "there are a number of positive developments between the two countries regarding controversial issues such as the Renaissance Dam and the border issue, in light of the visit of the Vice President of the Sovereign Council to Addis Ababa recently, and his meeting with a number of Ethiopian officials."

He added, "The relations with Sudan remain strategic and exceptional," noting "his country's readiness to discuss all judges, away from media escalation, through dialogue and positive communication."

For his part, the Sudanese Foreign Minister congratulated the Ethiopian official on restoring security in his country, explaining that "whatever differences occur, direct communication channels should not stop."

And last Monday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi assured his Djiboutian counterpart, Ismail Omar Guelleh, his country's desire to reach a legally binding solution to operate the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

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