Panafrican News Agency

Sudanese FM confers with AU Commissioner on GERD

Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mariam Al-Saddiq Mahdi, on Saturday received the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki, who is currently on an official visit to the Sudan, heading a high-level delegation.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed in details the recent developments in Sudan, where the Foreign Minister gave a briefing on the progress of the transition process in Sudan and commended the African Union for its continued support to the transitional period in the Sudan and its willingness to provide the necessary support to ensure the success of a smooth transition for a sustainable democratic rule in the country.

A statement carried by the official news agency, SUNA, said Mr. Faki has affirmed his keenness in seeing a stable Sudan which will serve as a model for a successful transition to the democratic governance.

He praised the efforts of the transitional government in confronting challenges, especially economic challenges, pointing in this regard to his participation in the Paris conference, which he described as successful in mobilizing and attracting support for the transitional period.

He said the African Union stands ready to provide the required assistance for a successful transitional process in the Sudan.

The agency said the meeting touched on the importance of finding a comprehensive and satisfactory solution for all parties on the issue of the Ethiopian Great Renaissance Dam.

The minister, the agency stressed, has underlined that Sudanese position is based on the importance of reaching a legally-binding agreement on the rules governing the filling and operations of the dam.

On his part, the Chairperson of the AU Commission referred to their readiness to provide any possible assistance to facilitate reaching an agreement between the parties

Faki is accompanied by the Chairperson of the Political, Peace and Security Commission, Adiwi Bankouli, the Senior Adviser of the Chairperson of the Commission, Prof. Mohamed El-Hassan Ould Labbad, and the Head of the African Union Liaison Office in Khartoum, Ambassador Mohamed Belaiche,  and the official spokesperson of the Commission.

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