Sudan backs UAE mediation in disputes with Ethiopia


Sudan had beforehand proposed four-party mediation over the dam involving the African Union, the European Union, the US and the United Nations. The proposal was not backed by Ethiopia. The Arab Weekly Wednesday 24/03/2021 KHARTOUM–Sudan’s cupboard has backed an initiative for the United Arab Emirates to mediate in a dispute over Sudan’s border with Ethiopia, and over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), the Sudanese data minister stated on Tuesday. Tensions surrounding the management of farmland in al-Fashqa, on the border, have escalated in current months, whereas talks over the operation of the GERD, which can have an effect on water volumes


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