Al-Bashir: Sudan supports construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

"Al-bashir and Meles Zenawi in Khartum"

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (L) welcomes Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi at the airport in Khartoum, Sudan, Aug. 21, 2011.(Xinhua/Mohammed Babiker)

Addis Ababa, March 6, 2012 (Addis Ababa) – Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir said his country will provide the necessary support towards success of construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam as the Dam significantly contributes for the benefits of Sudan.

According to a statement the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent to ENA on Tuesday, the president made the statement while receiving credential of the newly appointed Ethiopian Ambassador to Sudan, Abadi Zemo.

He said Sudan will further strengthen ongoing support to construction of the Dam and ensure common benefits of the two countries.

The President also said overall cooperation between Ethiopia and Sudan is getting strengthened more than ever.

Ambassador Abadi on his part said Ethiopia and Sudan have cultural, historical and people-to-people ties.

The Ambassador also said utmost efforts will be exerted to further strengthen such ties.

Ethiopia and Sudan had begun diplomatic relations in 1956.

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