On May 27, 2022

Addis Ababa, May 27, 2022 (FBC) – Minister of Energy and Dam of South Sudan, Peter Marcello Nasir said Ethiopia’s ongoing development and filling of the GERD would not harm anyone or reduce the Nile basin’s water supply.

He further reaffirmed his country’s support for Ethiopia’s development endeavors in building the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

The South Sudanese Energy and Dam Minister made the remarks during a discussion about bilateral issues with Ethiopia’s Ambassador in South Sudan, Nebil Mehdi.

Ethiopia respects the provisions of the declaration of principles signed by Addis Ababa, Khartoum, and Cairo in 2015 and expects to amicably solve outstanding issues of the trilateral negotiations of the GERD under the auspices of the African Union, Ambassador Nebil stressed.

The two sides also recalled the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding in Addis Ababa to expedite electricity interconnections between Ethiopia and South Sudan.

In connection with that, the South Sudanese Minister said preparation is underway to implement the agreement, and Ambassador Nebil appreciated the commitment of South Sudan.

The Ethiopian Ambassador also briefed Minister Marcello Nasir about the current situation in Ethiopia.

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