Khartoum, June 6(SUNA)-Foreign Minister, Dr Mariam Al Sadiq Al Mahdi, underscored that Sudan was looking forward to reaching a legal binding agreement over filling and operation before the second filling of the Renaissance Dam.
The Minister disclosed that that Sudanese vision has received wide national consensus among components of the transitional government , Sudanese people and regional and international under standing for reasonable and objectivity of the Sudan’s vision.
This came during the Symposium of the Graduates of the American University in Cairo –Jordan which hosted the Minister virtually Saturday .
The Minister said that Sudan is ready for negotiation for solving the issue by peaceful means and under auspices of the African Union , renewing welcome to role of the international partners and guarantors and facilitators .
She indicated to possibility of make use of international and African experiences in dealing with the trans-national rivers .
Dr Mariam stated that the United States has played important role in the mediation that solved the technical and legal matters and that Washington negotiation made progress and that few points pertinent to filling and operation remained , pointing out that the surprise was Ethiopia retreated from what was agreed upon.
The Minister indicated to the huge and expected role that could be played by the United States by exercising political and diplomatic pressure over Ethiopia .
She underlined that Sudan has responded to AU initiative as affirmation to its seriousness and finding African solutions txo African issues.