Israel and Sudan finalize textual content of peace settlement, says Israeli overseas minister


Israel and Sudan have finalized the textual content of a peace settlement to be signed “later this year,” Israeli International Minister Eli Cohen introduced on Thursday.

Talking upon returning to Tel Aviv from a go to to Sudan’s capital Khartoum, Cohen mentioned the journey was made with the consent of the US, and {that a} signing ceremony is predicted to happen in Washington “after the transfer of power in Sudan to a civilian government that will be established as part of the ongoing transition process in the country.”

Cohen emphasised the symbolism of a peace deal between Israel and Khartoum as he introduced the breakthrough.

“Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, is remembered in Israel as the city where the Arab countries decided on the historic ‘Three Nos’: no peace with Israel, no negotiations with Israel, and no recognition of Israel. We are building a new reality with the Sudanese, in which the ‘Three Nos’ will become the ‘Three Yesses’: yes to negotiations between Israel and Sudan, yes to recognition of Israel and yes to peace between the states and between the peoples,” he mentioned.

Sudan was a part of the unique Abraham Accord normalization agreements between Israel and the UAE, Bahrain and Morocco brokered by the administration of former US President Donald Trump. However after a army coup in Sudan in October 2021, the ultimate steps of the method with Khartoum had been stalled.

Throughout the go to, Cohen met with the chief of Sudan’s ruling Sovereign Council, Common Abdel Fatah al-Burhan, and with senior officers, and mentioned with them the steps in direction of the signing of the peace settlement between Israel and Sudan within the close to future, the International Ministry mentioned.

He instructed a press convention on Thursday that the go to to Sudan laid “the foundations for a historic peace agreement with a strategic Arab and Muslim country. The peace agreement between Israel and Sudan will promote regional stability and contribute to the national security of the State of Israel.”

He added that the signing would “serve as an opportunity for the establishment of relations with other countries in Africa as well as the strengthening of existing ties with African countries. The relationship of African countries with Israel is a common interest both for us and for the countries of the continent.”