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Monday, 09 April 2018

GERD Talks in Khartoum Fail

Khartoum – The Sudanese government has announced Friday the failure of the new round of talks held in Khartoum as northing has been reached over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour told reporters that they discussed several issues but did not manage to reach any agreement to come out with a joint communiqué.
The foreign ministers and intelligence chiefs of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan met in Khartoum on Thursday, and after nearly 17 hours of discussions they failed to reach an agreement on issues concerning Addis Ababa’s ongoing construction of the controversial Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile.
“We didn’t reach an agreement,” Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour told reporters after the officials of three countries wrapped up their talks held at Corinthia Hotel.
Ghandour also said that no new date had been fixed for the next round of talks.
The latest round of discussion had been held after leaders of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan met in Addis Ababa last month and agreed to break the months long impasse over the dam.