A document on declaration of principles was signed at a historic festival at the Sudanese Republican Palace by the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Albashir, Egyptian President Abdul-Fatah Al-Sisi, and Ethiopian Prime Minister Haile-Mariam Desalegn on cooperation on Nile water administration. The ceremony was attended by the Prime Minister of Uganda, State Minister of the United Arab Emirates, representatives of IGAD, ministers, heads of the diplomatic corps and representatives of international and regional organizations.
At the signing ceremony, the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Haile-Mariam Desalegn, pointed out that the Document on the Declaration of Principles is considered the basis for building a prosperous future for the relations between the three countries.
He said that by the signing of the declaration of principles, Ethiopia affirms its commitment to cooperation with Egypt and Sudan and to work together with them for solving the climate and environment issues related to the Renaissance Dam that proposed to be built in Ethiopia.
Desalegn stressed that Ethiopia will never do a work that is harmful to the interest of Sudan and Egypt, adding that the benefits resulting from the Renaissance Dam will not be confined to Ethiopia alone, but will be enjoyed by the three countries.
The Egyptian President, Abdul-Fatah Al-Sisi, also addressed the signing ceremony affirming his country's commitment to cooperate with Sudan and Ethiopia.
He referred to the vitality of the Nile water for Egypt and the implementation of its development projects.
President Albashir described the signing of the Declaration of Principles on the Renaissance Dam as the basis for establishing firm cooperation and boosting the mutual confidence between Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia.