Another Arab country joins the club of normalization with Israel

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2021-01-27 06:55

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Shafaq News / Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen said on Wednesday that Israel and Sudan will finalize a diplomatic agreement to normalize relations between them during a ceremony in Washington within the next three months.

There was no immediate comment from Sudanese officials or the US embassy in Israel.

The civilian government in Sudan had said that the agreement to normalize relations with Israel could not enter into force until it was approved by a transitional legislative council that has not yet been formed.

Sudan joined the UAE, Bahrain and Morocco last year in moving toward normalizing relations with Israel.

The new US administration said it wanted to build on those agreements.

“The draft peace agreement is making progress, and a signing ceremony between Israel and Sudan is expected to take place in Washington during the next three months,” Cohen told Israeli Ynet TV.

Cohen was heading an Israeli delegation that visited Sudan on Monday to discuss pushing forward the normalization agreement.

He told Israeli television that officials discussed three economic plans and border security.

Cohen said he provided his hosts with oil and fruit from the Holy Land and received an M16 rifle as a gift to bid him farewell.

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