Sudanese Media Delegation Concludes Visit to Ethiopia and GERD
Ethiopian Prime Minister briefs Sudanese journalists on bilateral relations and Ethiopian economy
The Sudanese journalists vowed to continue giving their nation and Nile Basin countries updated data and right information about GERD through Sudanese Media.
The second delegation comprises representatives of TVs and agencies, editors of the biggest Sudanese dailies, and prominent figures in Sudanese media, one of the delegates, Hasan Al-Batari a Sudanese veteran journalists who served for 30 years in journalism said this visit will help not just our media community in Sudan but also our readers, viewers and audience to understand more clearly that the GERD will not cause any appreciable harm to downstream countries. Khalid Satti the Editor–in–Chief of Awal Al-Nahar Arabic daily and a presenter of a famous political talk show on Khartoum TV said we have the honor to get closer to one of the best models of economic success in Africa, “the road from Assosa to the site of GERD was enough to give honest observers that Ethiopia is building the dam for development and for the people” Khalid said.
The group was briefed about the project by the manager of GERD, Engineer Simegnew Bekele who led them in tour covered site.
Mekki recalled the visit of Sudanese state minster at information Mr. Yasir Yousif to Addis Ababa and the bilateral talks with Minister Redwan Hussain, “both sides realized that they have a lot of things to share for the good of the two countries and Africa”, Mekki said.
He wrote in his column about the experience of Sudanese journalists in Ethiopia, “Addis Ababa became the best place for Sudanese journalists to have practical training on covering big and important events such like African summits and the ongoing negotiations between Sudanese government and South Sudan as well as the negotiation between the government and armed movements and political parties”, he said, “the Sudanese media which are mainly using Arabic language have big contribution and good influence in Arabic media that serve audience in nearly 30 Arab-phone countries or African countries with Arabic speaking communities” he added.
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