Report: Sudanese Delegation to Visit Israel ‘in Coming Days’


Sudan’s sovereign council head General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan meets Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen in Khartoum, Sudan, last Thursday. (Sudan Sovereignty Council Press Office/Handout via REUTERS)

A Sudanese delegation is expected in Israel in the coming days, as the two countries have announced their willingness to sign an upcoming peace agreement, a report said on Tuesday.

The potential visit will follow that of Foreign Minister Eli Cohen to Khartoum last week, during which he met his Sudanese counterpart as well as the head of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and other senior officials of the country.

According to Yediot, the Sudanese delegation will hold talks in Israel regarding the details of the anticipated peace agreement to advance bilateral relations. The delegation will be headed by a Sudanese general or minister.

During his visit to Khartoum, Cohen discussed the draft peace agreement between Israel and Sudan. After his return the minister said the deal should be signed this year after the transfer of power to a civilian government in Khartoum.

Sudan would thus become the fourth country to normalize its relations with Israel under the Abraham Accords, after decades of diplomatic rupture between the two countries. During his discussions in the Sudanese capital, Cohen spoke of Israel’s willingness to assist Sudan’s development efforts in various areas, including security, food, water resources management, agriculture and medicine.

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