The Sudanese Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources described the African Union statement issued on Friday about the mini-summit of the African Union, which was held last Tuesday, on the Renaissance Dam, as balanced and that it was consistent with what was presented by Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdock on reaching a fair and legally binding agreement in a way that preserves the interests of All Parties.
According to the Sudan News Agency (SUNA), a spokesman for the Sudanese negotiation delegation said, on Saturday evening, that the statement is balanced and acceptable in its entirety and that Sudan is looking for a specific negotiating round with a specific time limit and a clear agenda to address the sticking points and adhere to them without raising new issues outside the scope of the negotiation of filling And operation of the Renaissance Dam and future projects.
A spokesman for the negotiating delegation praised the expert report presented to the African mini-summit, which was accurate and focused on the issues at issue. He called for giving the experts a greater role during the upcoming negotiation stages to help the three parties reach a satisfactory agreement.
The statement called for the necessity of reaching a fair and binding agreement on filling and operating the Renaissance Dam within a comprehensive agreement that includes future projects.
The statement also welcomed the support of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the desire of the international community to support the three countries technically and financially to manage transit water resources once a comprehensive agreement is reached.
The statement reiterated the need for all parties to abstain from taking any unilateral measures that would hinder the negotiation process.
The African Union statement said that the discussions will continue on the technical and legal points outstanding at the invitation of the President of South Africa, who is chairing the current session of the African Union.
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