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Egypt, Sudan insist on binding agreement in Nile dam negotiations

Christian Fernsby |
Cairo and Khartoum stressed the importance of negotiating to reach a binding agreement on filling and operating the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in a way that preserves the rights and interests of the three countries.

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Topics: EGYPT    SUDAN    NILE DAM   

A joint statement that followed talks held by Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly with his Sudanese counterpart in Khartoum on Saturday said that the two sides had discussed the GERD issue, and the importance of agreeing on an effective and binding mechanism for settling disputes, alongside a coordination mechanism between all involved countries.

Madbouly visited Sudan on Saturday, accompanied by a high-level delegation, in an official visit to discuss GERD.

The delegation includes the Ministers of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Health and Population, Trade and Industry, and officials from concerned authorities.

The Egyptian and Sudanese sides, headed by the prime ministers of both countries, held an expanded session regarding cooperation between the two nations on various areas. Madbouly also met the leaders of Sudan’s Sovereign Council.

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