FM briefs Cabinet on Sudan’s participation in Renaissance Dam meetings

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In a regular meeting chaired by Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdouk, the cabinet listened to enlightenment from Foreign Minister Asmaa Mohammed Abdullah and Irrigation Minister about their participation in the tripartite meetings held in Washington on the issue of the Renaissance Dam in the presence of representatives of the World Bank and the US administration as observers.

The Minister of Culture and Information Faisal Mohammed Saleh explained that the meetings discussed the differences and the outstanding issues that occurred in the previous meetings, indicating that a long time meeting was held and it was agreed that according to the road map there are four meetings for the technical committees that have not yet been held. Therefore, the technical commissions will be given the opportunity to continue their meetings from 15 November in Addis Ababa until 15 January, saying if an agreement was reached, it is ok but if no agreement was reached until January 15, the matter would be submitted to the heads of state as stipulated in the roadmap or mediators would be asked to intervene.

The Minister of Culture and Information said that the Minister of Foreign Affairs held meetings with Assistant US Secretary of State for African Affairs and his aides to discuss bilateral relations and the issue of removing Sudan from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism. Indicating that the Minister of Foreign Affairs also presented to the Council of Ministers enlightenment on the meetings of IGAD countries in Addis Ababa, which are meetings on the problem of South Sudan. FM also discussed the results of the tripartite summit held in Entebbe, Uganda, in which Sudan participated with a delegation headed by General Abdul Fattah Al Burhan, Chairman of the Sovereignty Council, indicating that the summit gave 100 days to South Sudan to form unity government. He said the IGAD meetings called on member states to do more so that the southern parties could reach an agreement within 100 days until the new government was formed.



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