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Samuel Warberg, the regional spokesperson for the US State Department, urged the parties to the Renaissance Dam crisis to reach a negotiated solution and avoid unilateral steps.
And Warburg added, in a statement on Wednesday evening: “We are aware of the importance of the Nile River for the people of Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia, and are ready to provide any assistance to reach a peaceful solution to the Renaissance Dam crisis.”
The Ethiopian ambassador to Cairo, Marcus Tekle Riki, had said that the negotiations on the Renaissance Dam file with Egypt and Sudan would soon be resumed. To reach a satisfactory agreement with all parties under the auspices of the African Union.
Ricky added, during a press conference held today at the headquarters of the Ethiopian Embassy, ”We have not formally communicated with Ethiopia about the quartet of mediation committee proposed by Sudan, and we only heard about it from the media.”
He stressed that Addis Ababa always focuses on negotiations and works to resolve differences in a peaceful manner, in response to President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s statements regarding the Renaissance Dam yesterday.
On the other hand, Sudanese Foreign Minister Maryam Al-Sadiq said, “Khartoum has resorted to the quartet mechanism because Ethiopia is eluding to buy time to complete the process of filling the second filling of the Renaissance Dam.”
Khartoum called on Washington to engage in constructive negotiations that oblige the Ethiopian party not to fill in without the consent of the parties concerned.
The US special envoy for Sudan, Donald Booth, stressed the necessity of reaching a binding and satisfactory agreement for all parties on the issue of the Renaissance Dam.
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