Sudan denies that delegation will visit Israel

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IslamNews – Sudan denied on Friday reports that it would send its a first delegation to Israel months after a deal for ties between the two countries, and two Sudanese sources said Khartoum had scrapped a planned visit.

Sources had previously told Reuters that a Sudanese delegation comprising security and intelligence officials would travel to Israel next week.

Sudan agreed to take steps towards normal ties with Israel last year in a deal brokered by then U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration. This month, Sudan’s cabinet voted to repeal a 1958 law to boycott Israel.

The issue is divisive in Sudan, which is going through a delicate political transition following the overthrow of former leader Omar al-Bashir in 2019.

Two official Sudanese sources told Reuters that an invitation to visit Israel had been accepted, but that plans had later changed. They gave no explanation for the change.

Source: Reuters