Report: Sudan’s envoy to Israel to promote bilateral relations


General-in-Chief of the Sovereign Council of Sudan Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Chairman of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North Abdelaziz al-Hilu and South Sudanese President Salva Kiir gesture after signing a declaration of principles between the Sudanese transitional government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North in Juba, South Sudan, March 28, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Jok Solomun

i24 news – A source close to the situation revealed on Wednesday that a presidential envoy from Sudan is currently in Israel to promote bilateral relations between the two countries.

The diplomat reportedly arrived in Israel around the start of the week, the source said. Reuters.

Neither Israel nor Sudan immediately confirmed the visit through their respective government officials.

Although Sudan made progress towards establishing relations with Israel in 2020 with a post-Abraham Accord agreement, the two countries have still not signed an agreement to establish formal diplomatic relations – but they have sent each other emissaries in the past.

The relationship between Sudan and Israel is historically difficult – Khartoum declared war on the Jewish state during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and the Six Day War in 1967, and fostering closer relations with Israel is far from be unanimous in Sudanese society.

Sudanese civil groups are reluctant to formalize their ties with Israel. A source familiar with the talks between the two states said Ha’aretz that “the internal situation in the country has made it difficult for Sudan to promote ties with Israel in the same way as other countries have done”.

Sudanese army spearheads initiative for warmer relations, says Reuters.

On October 25, the country’s armed forces staged a military coup and seized control of Sudan, a move that sparked a number of protests from supporters of civilian rule in Khartoum and other cities. .

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