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Netanyahu Says Israel and Sudan to Normalise Ties Soon

Netanyahu Says Israel and Sudan  to Normalise Ties Soon

JERUSALEM - Israel and Sudan have agreed to move towards forging normal relations for the first time, Israeli officials said on Monday, after the leaders of the two countries met in Uganda.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held talks with Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, head of Sudan's sovereign council, in Entebbe.
"It was agreed to start cooperation leading to normalisation of the relationship between the two countries," an Israeli statement said.
"We agreed to begin cooperation that will lead to normalisation of relations between the two countries," Netanyahu tweeted. "History!"
However, in response to Al Jazeera's request for comment, Sudan's Foreign Minister Asmaa Mohammed Abdullah said she had learned of the Monday meeting through media outlets and had no further information.
Sudan's information minister and government spokesman, Faisal Salih, also told Reuters news agency he had no information about the visit to Uganda and that the cabinet had not discussed it. Officials would wait for "clarifications" on Burhan's return, Salih said in a later statement.
However, since Sudan's longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir was removed from office last year, Khartoum has distanced itself from Iran and no longer poses such a threat, Israeli officials say. (Aljazeera)