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Israel and Sudan finalize text of peace agreement, says Israeli foreign minister



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Israel and Sudan have finalized the textual content of a peace settlement to be signed “later this 12 months,” Israeli Overseas Minister Eli Cohen introduced on Thursday.

Talking upon returning to Tel Aviv from a go to to Sudan’s capital Khartoum, Cohen mentioned the journey was made with the consent of america, and {that a} signing ceremony is anticipated to happen in Washington “after the switch of energy in Sudan to a civilian authorities that will likely be established as a part of the continuing transition course of within the nation.”

Cohen emphasised the symbolism of a peace deal between Israel and Khartoum as he introduced the breakthrough.

“Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, is remembered in Israel as the town the place the Arab international locations selected the historic ‘Three Nos’: no peace with Israel, no negotiations with Israel, and no recognition of Israel. We’re constructing a brand new actuality with the Sudanese, through which the ‘Three Nos’ will change into the ‘Three Yesses’: sure to negotiations between Israel and Sudan, sure to recognition of Israel and sure to peace between the states and between the peoples,” he mentioned.

Sudan was a part of the unique Abraham Accord normalization agreements between Israel and the UAE, Bahrain and Morocco brokered by the administration of former US President Donald Trump. However after a navy coup in Sudan in October 2021, the ultimate steps of the method with Khartoum have been stalled.

Through the go to, Cohen met with the chief of Sudan’s ruling Sovereign Council, Common Abdel Fatah al-Burhan, and with senior officers, and mentioned with them the steps in the direction of the signing of the peace settlement between Israel and Sudan within the close to future, the Overseas Ministry mentioned.

He instructed a press convention on Thursday that the go to to Sudan laid “the foundations for a historic peace settlement with a strategic Arab and Muslim nation. The peace settlement between Israel and Sudan will promote regional stability and contribute to the nationwide safety of the State of Israel.”

He added that the signing would “function a possibility for the institution of relations with different international locations in Africa in addition to the strengthening of current ties with African international locations. The connection of African international locations with Israel is a typical curiosity each for us and for the international locations of the continent.”