breaking news Negotiations On Controversial Nile Dam To Resume last minute news
MetiNews.Com - South Africa leader welcomes commitment of Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt to pursue negotiations in spirit of cooperation.
Breaking News ! Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt will resume negotiations on the filling and annual operations of the multi-billion-dollar Nile dam on Tuesday, said South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is chairman of the African Union for 2020.Negotiations between the three countries stalled late in August after the African Union took up mediation following breakup of the Washington rounds in February.Ramaphosa said in a statement on Monday he was pleased that after a seven-week haitus, the leaders of the three countries -- Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia, Abdel Fettah El Sisi of Egypt and Abdella Hamdok of Sudan -- agreed on the resumption of negotiations."President Ramaphosa welcomes the commitment by the parties to pursue negotiations guided by the spirit of cooperation, goodwill and compromise with a view to reaching a mutually acceptable agreement," said the statement.
."It is a reaffirmation of the confidence that the parties have in an African-led negotiations process, in line with the Pan-African maxim of African solutions to African problems, one of the cornerstones of the African Union," he added.Two days ago US President Donald Trump during a speakerphone news conference told the Sudanese prime minister that Egypt will bomb the GERD sending shockwaves across Ethiopia.Ramaphosa said: "Without any doubt, the successful conclusion of the GERD negotiations will enhance and accelerate regional integration, while boosting cooperation and sustainable development in the region, for the benefit of Africa as a whole." -
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