Sudanese PM urges Egypt, Ethiopia counterparts to attend summit on Nile Dam dispute

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Sudanese PM Abdalla Hamdok said he had called for a summit with the prime ministers of Egypt and Ethiopia to “break the deadlock” over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Talks on the issue are currently at an impasse. He urged his counterparts to respond favourably to his offer. The Sudanese premier said that Ethiopia’s plan to fill the dam “unilaterally” in July made a resolution of the dispute all the more urgent. He dismissed any risk of military confrontation over the issue but vowed to ask the UN Security Council to take it up if necessary. 

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