Prime Minister Dr. Abdullah Hamdok, has called a tripartite summit with his Egyptian and Ethiopian counterparts within ten days to evaluate the negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which reached a dead end.
According to the official news agency SUNA, Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok said in a message addressed to his Ethiopian and Egyptian counterparts that negotiations have reached a dead end, at a time when the construction of the dam has reached an advanced stage, which makes reaching an agreement before the start of operation is an urgent necessity and an urgent matter.
Moreover, the negotiations sponsored by the African Union since June 2020 have not led an agreement, including the recent ministerial meetings held in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which failed to establish a framework for negotiation acceptable to all parties.
The Federal Republic of Ethiopia rejected the Sudanese proposal, which was supported by the Arab Republic of Egypt, with the help of quadruple international mediation led by the African Union.
Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdouk said that this call comes in accordance with the Declaration of Principles, Article 10 of which stipulates that the matter be referred to the heads of government of the three countries if an agreement cannot be reached by the negotiators.