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Thursday, 01 February 2018

Ghandour Denies Discussion of World Bank Involvement on GERD

Khartoum - (Zuleikha Abdul Raziq - Al-Sammani Awadallah) Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said that the leaders of Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt  had agreed to form a political

committee comprising foreign ministers, security and intelligence chiefs and irrigation ministers, as well as the technical committee to discuss bilateral issues, exchange information, resolve any problems and raise any issues that need to be decided to the three leaders
Ghandour said , in a press statement after the tripartite summit, that the summit had asked the political committee to work as a tripartite development committee to submit its report within a month and work to resolve all outstanding issues, revealing details of the leaders' agreement that Sudan and Egypt would not be affected by the filling and operation of the lake of the GERD, and that the summit assigned the concerned ministers to follow up the matter and that there are regular meetings of the political-security committee approved by the leaders, denying the summit's discussion of the World Bank involvement on GERD, adding, ”the matter was not discussed and the ability of the three countries was insured to solve the problems, describing the meeting as brotherly and positive.
On the other hand, President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al Bashir discussed with Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn the bilateral relations between the two countries, where Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ibrahim Ghandour said that the meeting called for the acceleration of the implementation of projects that have been agreed, besides support prospects for cooperation, noting that a number of ministers from both sides attended the meeting, stressing that the two peoples have economic, social, political and cultural relations, adding that the leadership of both countries stressed that the distinguished relationship must be reflected in the region as a whole, and all parties are to cooperate to strengthen partnerships.
The two presidents emphasized that the East Africa region is full of resources that make the region's citizens live in prosperity through investment of potential and integration.