Sudan to normalise ties with Israel, in new breakthrough for Trump

US President Donald Trump speaks to the leaders of Sudan and Israel as he announces that Sudan will normalise relations with Israel, at the White House in Washington, DC, on October 23, 2020.

Photo credit: Alex Edelmam | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed an accord at the White House last month to normalise relations with Israel but Sudan carries added symbolism as an Arab nation that has been at war with Israel.
  • Both the United States and Israel committed to boosting trade with Sudan, an impoverished, conflict-ridden nation that had faced years of criticism over its violent internal campaigns until the fall of dictator Omar al-Bashir last year.



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