Blinken and Sudanese Prime Minister discuss peace process, GERD in call

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke on Monday with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on efforts to advance the peace process and promote political reforms, the State Department said in a statement.

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FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok address the media at the Chancellery in Berlin

The two also discussed negotiations related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and the need to lower tensions between Sudan and Ethiopia, according to the statement.

(Reporting by Daphne Psaledakis and Tim Ahmann)

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