Sudan to announce normalisation of ties with Israel this weekend

Oct 22,2020

This move came after much pressure put by Saudi Arabia, UAE on Sudan.

Sudanese government is set to officially announce normalisation of ties with Israeli occupation state this weekend, Israel Hayom, Israeli newspaper, revealed on Thursday.

The Israeli newspaper said that this move is believed to be tied to recent US decision to remove Sudan from list of state sponsors of terrorism as Saudi Crown Prince had proposed to pay ransom for US to remove Sudan from its balcklist.

According to officials close to the issue, the Israeli daily said, Khartoum is likely to take this measure after the US President Donald Trump and Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, chairman of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan, discuss the projected timeline.

On Wednesday, Haaretz reported a rare direct flight departed from Israel to Khartoum. No details were emerged about that flight, but Israel Hayom said it was carrying a high-level Israeli delegation of Israeli Prime Minister's Office and Mossad intelligence agency officials.

Those senior Israeli officials, the Israeli daily said, met with their Sudanese counterparts in the transitional government ad were able to reach a bilateral recognition agreement between Israel and Sudan.

“We continue to work to make the case to every country to recognise Israel,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters on Wednesday.

He added: “We are working diligently with them to make the case for why that's in the Sudanese government's best interest to make that sovereign decision. We hope that they'll do that, and we hope that they'll do that quickly.”

Israel Hayom