Sudan PM calls Egyptian, Ethiopian counterparts to a summit - SUNA

by Reuters
Tuesday, 13 April 2021 20:23 GMT

CAIRO, April 13 (Reuters) - Sudan's prime minister called his Egyptian and Ethiopian counterparts for a summit within 10 days to evaluate negotiations over Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance dam after they hit a dead-end, Sudan's state news agency (SUNA) reported on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok called for the summit to "discuss and agree on possible options to move forward in the negotiations, and renew the political commitment of the three countries to reach an agreement in a timely manner, in accordance with the agreement of principles signed between the three countries on March 23, 2015," SUNA said.

Ethiopia is pinning its hopes of economic development and power generation on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which Egypt fears will imperil its supply from the Nile. Sudan is also concerned about the impact on its own water flows. (Reporting by Nayera Abdallah, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien)

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