Sudan’s FM: we abide by Nile river treaties with Egypt
Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Kerti - AP/Andy Wong
By AMIRA ABDEL-SALAM and AMAAL RASLAN

CAIRO: Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Kerti voiced his country’s support for Egypt’s people and government and its aspiration for the security and stability of the country, said the Egyptian Foreign Ministry in a Monday press statement.

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy and his Sudanese counterpart Kerti, who is on a visit to Cairo, discussed issues relating to the Nile River and the commitments of treaties signed by both countries relating to the river.

Both sides highlighted the significance of constructive talks with the Nile basin countries and the necessity of not causing any harm to relations in the region, the statement continued.

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which is being established by Ethiopia on one of Nile tributaries, has provoked concerns in Egypt as it could affect the ratio of Nile water in the region, specifically in Egypt. Sudan announced its neutral stance towards Ethiopia’s dam, according to The Sudan Tribune newspaper.

Originally published in Youm7.

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