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Sudan, Ethiopia reject Egypt's globalisation of Renaissance Dam dispute

A group of people gather near Prime Ministry building to protest against Hidase Dam negotiations with Ethiopia, on 25 February 2020 in Khartoum, Sudan. [Mahmoud Hjaj - Anadolu Agency]
A group of people gather near Prime Ministry building to protest against Hidase Dam negotiations with Ethiopia, on 25 February 2020 in Khartoum, Sudan. [Mahmoud Hjaj - Anadolu Agency]

A senior Sudanese official said yesterday that Khartoum agrees with Ethiopia in rejecting Egypt's threats to internationalise the dispute over the Renaissance Dam that Addis Ababa is building.

Secretary-General of the Sudanese Energy, Mining, Electricity and Regulation Authority, Tijjani Adam, said Khartoum completely rejects the internationalisation of the Renaissance Dam issue, stressing that internationalising the dispute will not benefit the countries concerned.

"The internationalisation of the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam dispute cannot stop the project, and will only complicate things more and delay the expected solutions," the Ethiopian News Agency reported Adam as saying.

"I support the Ethiopians' position, because I am Muslim, and in Islam you should always look for the interests of your neighbours, but also not forget yourself either."

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