After normalisation of ties, Israel sends delegation to Sudan

Israel has sent a delegation to Sudan, its first since last month’s announcement of normalization of relations between the two countries.  Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen said the initial delegation to Sudan would be small and talks would focus on security matters. 

The delegation is made up of a small group of government officials and will prepare the groundwork for a larger visit of higher-level Israeli officials in the coming weeks, the Ynet news site reported.  

On October 23, US President Donald Trump announced that Sudan would start normalizing ties with Israel, with the two countries set to sign deals covering agriculture, trade, aviation and migration. This comes after the Trump told Congress that he will formerly rescind Sudan’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism.  In a statement, the White House said the move follows Sudan’s agreement to transfer more than $300m (£230m) into an account for terror victims and their families. 

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