Former Sudanese Minister of Irrigation, Othman Al-Tom, said that the Sudanese-African Foreign Minister’s tour is a good step; Because the Senegal River countries have good experience in managing the dispute over water resources between them.
He added in his speech to an episode of 30/5/2021 that Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan should benefit from this experience, and Khartoum does not view the second stage of filling the Renaissance Dam as a problem. On the contrary, because Sudan’s dams are small and cannot handle the huge flow of water, what Khartoum wants to discuss are technical issues related to the quantities that will be reserved during the filling.
For his part, the Ethiopian political researcher, Kiram Tadesse, said that Ethiopia has repeatedly said that the Renaissance Dam will serve the three countries, and that it is the beginning of the road for long-term cooperation between these countries, and Addis Ababa believes that the Senegalese experience is very important to benefit from in resolving the dispute over the dam.
He added that the attempt to impose a delay in the second mobilization of the Renaissance Dam will not serve the cause; Because the delay will expose Ethiopia to a great loss, and will also prevent a solution. Addis Baba believes that African solutions are the most effective and best solutions, pointing out that the Egyptian-Sudanese maneuvers do not serve the cause, especially that the Ethiopian interior is witnessing the elections stage next month.
Senegalese President Macky Sall has made it clear that his country has more than 40 years of experience in managing international rivers, through the Senegal River Organization, and that he will present this proposal at the meeting of the African Union Bureau and will communicate with the President of the Congo, who currently chairs the African Union, to reach A solution that satisfies all parties.