Sudan said that it will resort to the International Justice Court in the event that Ethiopia carries out its second filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) without reaching a binding agreement with Egypt and Sudan.
Sudanese Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Yasser Abass said that Ethiopia has refused Sudan’s quartet mediation proposal and has even accused the African Union of siding with Ethiopia.
“We are studying different options including resorting to the International justice Court, Human Rights Courts, and COMESA Court,” he explained.
However he shot down any threat of conflict, stating “We do not expect war between the three countries because of the GERD issue.”
Ethiopian Prime Minister Ahmed Aby met with Ethiopia’s National Security Council, and pledged that Ethiopia will carry out the second fill operation on the scheduled date.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry completed his visits to seven African members in the African Union Bureau Authority as part of the Egyptian diplomatic movements to explain Egypt’s point of view regarding the GERD.
During a phone call with the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres, the foreign minister explained the fundamental points of Egypt’s position, which calls for the strict need to reach a legally binding agreement on the rules for filling and operating the GERD.