The Sudanese Minister of Resources and Irrigation, Yasser Abbas, confirmed that there is a direct threat to the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Rossaires reservoir, whose storage capacity is less than 10% of the capacity of the Renaissance Dam.
According to the weekly bulletin of the Sudanese Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, Abbas’ statements came during the meetings organized by the ministry for foreign ambassadors accredited in Khartoum, to explain Sudan’s position on the Renaissance Dam.
The bulletin pointed out that Abbas stressed that this vicious cycle of discussions cannot be continued indefinitely .. There is a direct threat to the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Rossaires reservoir, whose storage capacity is less than 10% of the capacity of the Renaissance Dam, if it is filled and remains less From 6 months before Ethiopia begins implementing its plan to start the second filling of the Renaissance Dam next July (even without an agreement or daily exchange of data with Sudan. “
And the ministry statement continued, “And because war is not an option, the Sudanese side started from an early age a diplomatic move to put the international community before its responsibility from the Ethiopian threat and its threat to the lives of half of Sudan’s population on the Blue Nile.”
The Sudanese Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources stressed, during his meetings with foreign ambassadors, that his country adheres to the African solution to the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam crisis, calling on the international community to persuade Addis Ababa to back down from its position.
He sent a special message to Ethiopia that Sudan would not allow filling and operating the dam without a binding legal agreement that would secure the safety of its facilities and the lives of the Sudanese.
Source: Sudanese Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources