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Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Sudanese PM Hamdok to visit Cairo, Addis Ababa soon to restart GERD talks

Sudan will try to restart GERD talks: Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok will visit Cairo and Addis Ababa soon to urge the two sides to resume talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, according to a statement by Sudan’s ruling sovereign council. Tensions have risen in recent weeks after Ethiopia failed to attend the last round of negotiations in Washington and announced intentions to begin unilaterally filling the dam. Sudan’s announcement yesterday was made following a call between Hamdok and US Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin, a co-sponsor of the talks along with the World Bank.

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