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Entebbe, May 1 (SUNA) – The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mariam Al-Saddiq Al-Mahdi, Saturday afternoon briefed Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, in Entebbe about the Sudanese position and the results of the recent Renaissance Dam negotiations, and stages of the negotiations since the Declaration of Principles Agreement and the positive Sudanese stance to reach an agreement that opens the way for common interests.
The minister revealed the steps taken by Sudan in search of a legal and binding agreement on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
She affirmed firmness of the distinguished relations between Sudan and Uganda in various fields, praising President Museveni's approach in supporting the peace efforts.
The Ugandan President has appreciated Sudan role in the continent and its peaceful initiatives, affirming Uganda's support for a dialogue leading to the achievement of the gains of all parties.
He indicated that the correct approach to address the points of disagreement is to agree on the strategic vision for managing the Nile waters, considering that the filling and operation of the dam requires consideration of the aspects of environment, expressing his understanding of Sudan's position which calls for productive negotiations that lead to results that satisfy all parties.
President Museveni pledged to contact the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, as soon as possible, to negotiate with him to bring the points of view closer toward reaching serious negotiations that will lead to progress in this important file.