May 24, 2020 (Thessherald)–On Saturday, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat welcomed and commended the Tripartite Agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) between Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia.
“The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat welcomes the recent developments related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and commends the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Republic of Sudan for agreeing to resume technical level engagements through their Water Ministers to resolve outstanding differences and reach an amicable solution,” the statement said.
In a statement, the African Union called on the three countries to build on the recent developments in order to find a durable solution to the dispute.
“The Chairperson further encourages the tripartite to pursue their engagements in good faith, guided by principles of cooperation, common understanding and transparency, as stipulated in the 2015 Declaration of Principles on the GERD.”
The African Union renewed its commitment to support the Tripartite in their quest for a diplomatic and peaceful solution.
“The AU Commission stands ready to assist all parties in finding a peaceful resolution and achieving a mutually beneficial agreement.”