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Tripartite Meeting Tasks Sudan to Draft “New Consensual
Document”
June 14-2020
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Addis Ababa June 14/2020(ENA) The tripartite negotiation between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on
the filling of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) have made progress on Sunday and
tasked Sudan with drafting an agreement on the pending issues.

In a statement released in Khartoum, the Sudanese irrigation ministry which chaired the meeting
said that the parties engaged discussions on the basis of a “consensual document” it sent to the
two other parties after a meeting on Thursday.

“The discussions of today’s meeting focused on the technical aspects of filling and operating the
Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) under normal rainy seasons, during one dry season or
prolonged periods of dry years as well as long term operation mechanism,”  the statement said.

At the end of the meeting, the parties agreed that Sudan would draft “a new consensual document
based on the comments of the three countries during today’s (Sunday’s) meeting,” Sudan Tribune
reported quoting Sudanese Irrigation Ministry.

Also, they agreed to meet on Monday 15 June to discuss the new draft by the Sudanese
government and evaluate the negotiation process and the next steps consequently.

The Sudanese irrigation ministry said that the participant agreed on most technical issues except for
some limited details. Furthermore, the parties discussed the legal aspects of the agreement.
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