The Sudanese government criticized Ethiopia’s “unilateral” decision to continue filling its Blue Nile dam on Monday, although the tripartite talks – in which Egypt is also participating – have not yet taken place when a binding agreement has been signed.
Sudanese irrigation minister Yaser Abbas said in a statement that Addis Abeba’s decision was “harmful” and “an alarming precedent in the process of cooperation between the three countries,” the Sudanese state news agency reported. SUNA.
Abbas therefore stressed that Ethiopia’s “unacceptable” decision to start filling the dam had “many negative consequences” for Khartoum before calling for a “more specific agenda” for the talks that resumed this Monday further consultations postponed by a week.
The Sudanese minister’s words came a day after the Egyptian government said that Addis Abeba’s decision “will have no impact on the country this year due to reservations in the Aswan dam”.