Sudan and Israel normalise relations

Sunday, 2020-10-25 09:57:34
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Israel and Sudan agreed on October 23 to take steps to normalise relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States, making Khartoum the third Arab government to normalise relations with Israel in the last two months.

US President Donald Trump’s decision this week to remove Sudan from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism paved the way for the accord with Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed on Friday that Israel was taking steps to normalise ties with Sudan, calling it the start of “a new era” in the region.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain welcomed on Saturday the announcement of normalising relations between Sudan and Israel.