israel and Sudan agreed Friday to normalise relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States, making Sudan the third Arab country to end hostilities with the Jewish state in the past two months.
POTUS sealed the agreement in a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok as well as Transitional Council Head Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, according to senior White House officials.
As part of the agreement, Trump moved to take Sudan off a US government list of countries promoting terrorism. As per a high-profile US official, Trump signed a document on Air Force One on Thursday night to notify Congress about his intention.
According to the joint statement, the leaders agreed to kick-start economic and trade relations, with an initial focus put on agricultural cooperation.
Delegations from each country are set to meet in the coming weeks to negotiate the specifics of the agreements in spheres such as agriculture technology, aviation, migration issues, and other areas, the statement said.
The statement asserts that Sudan’s transitional government has “demonstrated its courage and commitment to combating terrorism, building its democratic institutions, and improving its relations with its neighbours”.
The deal was negotiated on the US side by…