The New Paper

October 26, 2020

Israel and Sudan agree to form diplomatic ties

Israel and Sudan agreed to form diplomatic relations on Friday. Sudan is the fifth Arab nation to form diplomatic ties with Israel, and the third to do so in the last two months (joining the UAE and Bahrain). The agreement was jointly announced by President Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, and Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, and followed a decision by President Trump to remove Sudan’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Extra: Prior to the UAE, Sudan, and Bahrain, the most recent Arab nation to form diplomatic ties with Israel was Jordan in 1994.

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