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Sudan & South Sudan diplomats voice support to Ethiopia dam

Posted by Ethio Tribune on June 24, 2013

une 23, 2013 (ADDIS ABABA) – Diplomats from Sudan and South Sudan have expressed their support for Ethiopia’s controversial Grand Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile river just 30km from the Sudanese border.

The diplomats made the remarks after a group of Ambassadors from member states of the Nile Basin Initiative over the weekend paid a visit to the construction site of the controversial Ethiopian power plant.

After Ethiopia diverted the flow of the Blue Nile as part of a procedure to build the massive $4.8 billion hydro-electric dam, serious concerns have been raised from Egypt, who has veto rights over all upstream projects under a colonial era treaty.

In recent weeks Cairo and Addis Ababa have engaged in a fierce verbal confrontation.

However the foreign ministers of the two countries earlier this week met in Addis Ababa to cool tensions, with the two sides agreeing to start further negotiations and consultations, along with Sudan, at political and technical levels.

After Saturday’s visit to the construction site, the Sudanese ambassador reiterated his country’s full support to the project, emphasising that countries in the region will benefit from the electricity produced by the dam.

Sudan has accepted the final findings by the international panel of experts which has studied the impact of the dam for downstream countries and has affirmed to send experts and technicians to help the construction…click here to read the full story

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