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Israeli Delegation Secretly Visited Sudan

Head of Sudan's Sovereign Transitional Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. (AFP)

An Israeli delegation of security officials met with senior Sudanese military officials during a secret visit to Khartoum earlier this week, Israeli public broadcaster Kan reported Friday, citing Sudanese sources.

The delegation also met with head of Sudan's Sovereign Transitional Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who stated several times that ties with Israel stand on intelligence, security, and military cooperation.

This is the third visit for a security Israeli delegation in six months.

An envoy was sent by Burhan to Israel in February 2022.

Sudan is the third Arab country to sign the US-brokered Abraham Accords with Israel after the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Sudan moved toward normalizing ties with Israel in 2020.

In 2021, Sudan’s ruling sovereignty council and cabinet voted to abolish the Israel boycott law as part of the normalization of ties between the two countries. The law had been in force since 1958.

However, steps toward full normalization of ties have not been completed yet.

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