Khartoum, April 22 (SUNA)- Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Prof. Yasir Abbas has urged the European Union (EU) to support the stance of Sudan that calls for boosting the negotiations mechanism and expanding umbrella of the mediators and convincing the parties to the negotiations on the Renaissance Dam (Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt) to return to the negotiating table.

The Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources discussed at his office here today with the Ambassador of the European Union to Khartoum the latest developments in the negotiations on the Renaissance Dam and the obstacles hambering their resumption and reaching solution acceptable to the three parties.

The meeting also tackled the bilateral relations besides means of boosting technical cooperation with the ministry.

The European diplpmat expressed his approval in principle for extending technical support and capacity building for the ministry through an agreement between the transitional government and the EU.

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