General Mohammad Hamdan is one of the most controversial and powerful people in Sudan who made his fortune through camel and gold trading. He is also the vice chairman of the Sudanese military revolutionary council and is suspected of several murders and human rights violations. Following the unresolved negotiations between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan, this general has paid a visit to Ethiopia the previous week. However, the details of the impulsive general’s visit and his discussions with the Prime Minister have not been disclosed which caused many diplomats to be worried.
Some Medias are reporting that General Mohammad’s visit was without the recognition of the Sudanese government. However, his visit to Ethiopia considering the current situation is considered by all means beneficial to the country.
Stephen Munchin’s phone conversation with Sudanese PM
Sudanese PM Abdela Hamdock has had a phone conversation with the US yehone neger Stephen MUnchin on the current status of negotiations on the dam and expressed continued efforts to bring the three countries to terms. No further details have been released about the conversation however it is known that Stephen Munchin is a supporter of Egypt. Ethiopia and Sudan declined the final draft of the treaty prepared by the US while Egypt signed. Stephen has warned that the filling of the dam must not start unless an agreement is reached among the three countries.
Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs speaks to Aljazeera
Gedu Andargachew, the Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs, spoke to Aljazeera about the current situation of the dam. Ato Gedu replied to question raised about Egypt’s military camps in neighboring countries to threaten the security of Ethiopia saying that Ethiopia has strong diplomatic relations with its neighbors and Egypt will not be successful. He also stated that relations with neighboring Sudan are only getting stronger. He also said that Ethiopia is aware of egypt’s media trying to drive a wedge between Sudan and Ethiopia using the recent border issue.