South Sudanese President Salva Kiir said in a Sunday press conference with his Egyptian counterpart that Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had promised him to resume negotiations with Egypt and Sudan on Renaissance Dam after the formation of a new government but failed to keep his promise.
A virtual high-level meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Sudan was attended Thursday by Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, where he said the video conference was a chance for international partners to support Sudan during the transitional phase.
According to the Sudanese News Agency, military and security authorities have foiled the coup attempt and now the situation is under control.
Sudanese Ambassador in Cairo Mohamed Elias said modern Egypt is witnessing unprecedented development.
Egypt has welcomed the UN Security Council statement issued, Wednesday on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) encouraging all three countries [Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopian] to resume negotiations
Egypt sent three military aircrafts, Wednesday carrying urgent humanitarian aid to Sudan ending an air bridge that was extended over the two past days, according to Egyptian military spokesman.
The aid is offered by the Ministry of Defense and Military Production and the Egyptian Red Crescent.
This comes “within the framework of Egypt’s support and solidarity with the brotherly Sudanese people in various crises and adversities,” the spokesman said.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed on Tuesday with his Sudanese counterpart Mariam al-Sadiq al-Mahdi the situation in Sudan in the wake of floods that hit several Sudanese states.
As total of 52 people, including a woman and her child, have died from the floods, spokesman of the National Council for Civil Defense Abdel Galil Abdel Rahim said
Tunisia “did not wish” that the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’s issue would have escalated to the Security Council and had hoped a legally-binding agreement could have been reached to guarantee “Ethiopia’s right to development and the two downstream nations’ to water.”
She affirmed her country’s firm position towards a binding legal agreement on filling and operating the controversial Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
Madbouli made the remarks during a joint press conference with South Sudan's Vice President James Wani Igga in Cairo at the conclusion of the first session talks of the Egyptian-South Sudanese higher committee.
The meeting came upon directives from Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli to start holding the meetings of the joint committee.
Those are Ghana, Sudan, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda.
The Aswan Botanical Garden includes 720 rare plant species, and is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in Aswan.
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stressed that Russia takes an equal stance regarding the differences between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt over the Renaissance Dam, calling on all parties to take a responsible approach to resolving the water dispute.
"Both leaders expressed their commitment to working together so that the DRC can realize its vast potential and continue on a positive trajectory,” the US Department of State said.
This came in a statement released by the Finance Ministry on Sunday on the outcome of Maait's meeting with Head of the Sudanese Customs Authority Bashir Al Taher and his accompanying delegation.
Roseires Dam administration warned that the delay in the negotiations resumption puts the Sudanese hydropower plant in peril.