The Transitional Prime Minister, Dr. Abdalla Hamdouk, on Sunday, affirmed Sudan “unshakeable” position of not staging war against the neighboring Ethiopia because of the border issue, as I t considered a settled issue, since 1902.
This came when the Prime Minister met, at his office , the EU Envoy, the Finnish Foreign Minister, Pekka Haavisto in the presence of the Cabinet Affairs Minister, Ambassador, Omar Manis, the Acting Foreign Minister, Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources and the EU Ambassador, Robert Van Dool.
He conveyed to the EU official Sudan’s position towards the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and its impact on Sudan, adding that the second filling and operation of the dam without reaching an agreement with the concerned parties, will be disastrous to more than 20 million Sudanese living on the banks of the Blue Nile.
The Cabinet Affairs Minister said in press statements that the two-day visit of the EU official aims at reviewing the EU-Sudan cooperation in the context of the democratic transition in Sudan and the developments in the Sudanese-Ethiopian borders, the refugees and the Ethiopian Dam File.
“The EU Envoy has affirmed the EU desire, as a development partner, to support the democratic transition, adding that Haavisto will leave tomorrow for Gadarif to visit the Ethiopian refugees and then move to Ethiopia to meet the Ethiopian leadership” He said.
Meanwhile, the EU Envoy described his meeting with Dr. Hamdouk as excellent and discussed a number of issues, top of which, the EU support to the democratic transition in Sudan and the economic reforms in the country.
He called for speeding up the formation of the Legislative Council as it considered of the important structures of power.