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Palestinian leaders call the deal a “blow” to the Palestinian cause and the Sudanese people

Washington(ANN)-Sudan and Sreal have signed an agreement to normalize relations.

President Trump has announced that Israel and Sudan have agreed to normalize relations.

Trump made the announcement from the Oval Office while joined on the phone by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Sudanese Chairman of the Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.

President Trump called the move a historic step by the Khartoum government, and said Sudan and Israel had agreed to normalize relations, which he described as a breakthrough in his foreign policy during his tenure. less than two weeks before the US presidential election, which is expected to be won.

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Meanwhile, according to a joint statement from the three countries, the leaders of Sudan and Israel “agreed to normalize relations between Sudan and Israel and to end the state of war between their two peoples”. said they agreed to start economic and trade relations with priority, with a focus on agriculture first.

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The leaders of the three countries also agreed that the delegations will meet in the coming weeks to discuss cooperation agreements in those areas as well as agricultural technology, aviation, immigration issues and other areas of mutual interest. to build a better future, and advance the cause of peace in the region, ”the joint statement said.

Netanyahu said Israeli and Sudanese delegations will meet “soon” to begin discussions on cooperation in various fields, such as agriculture and trade.

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Palestinian leaders have criticized the deal, calling it “a blow to the Palestinian and Sudanese people.” The Gaza Strip has also expressed outrage at the deal, which it says undermines the Palestinian cause and the Sudanese people.

The move is said to help Sudan be removed from the list of countries accused of supporting al-Qaeda.

Sudan’s transitional government recently agreed to pay tribute to the survivors and families of victims of the 1998 attacks on the US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, the 2000 attack on the USS Cole in the Port of Aden in Yemen and the killings. 2008 US Agency for International Development staff John Granville killed in Khartoum.

Sudan’s leaders have been forced to pay $ 335 million in compensation, which they handed over to the victims and their families yesterday.

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Sudan has joined the Arab League, a close ally of Israel in the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, with which Israel has signed an agreement that has been widely criticized in the Islamic world as a step towards resolving the Palestinian issue and the issue of Jerusalem. wants to be handed over to the Jewish.

The Saudi royal family is deeply involved in the deal, which the United States has urged Israel to sign with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.