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No objection to call for Sudan-Israel normalisation

Sudan’s Deputy Prime Minister, Mubarak Al-Fadel [YouTube Zari Sudan]

Sudan's Deputy Prime Minister has said that there have been no objections by the government or ruling party to his call for the normalisation of his country's ties with Israel, Altaghyeer.info has reported.

"Silence is a sign of consent," Mubarak Al-Fadel told London-based Al-Sharq Al-Awsat. He stressed that his idea met with "popular acceptance" and "changed public opinion."

Al-Fadel pointed out that this was a "major" item in the national dialogue and had previously been announced by Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Ghandour, who is on record as saying that Sudan is committed to the Arab Peace Initiative. The initiative, of course, includes the two-state solution and does not preclude the normalisation of ties with Israel.

This is not the first time that Al-Fadel has made such a call. He did so in August, "for the sake of Sudanese interests." His presence in the Sudanese government led by President Omar Al-Bashir is part of a national agreement.

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The Sudanese official said in the same interview that Al-Bashir's visit to Russia was intended to decrease the influence of Islamic ideology in Sudan, as part of a reformation of the country's diplomatic efforts in the international community. Al-Fadel claimed that the ideology and its programmes isolated Sudan, which only has formal relations with China and some other Asian countries.

During President Al-Bashir's recent visit to Moscow, he is said to have asked President Vladimir Putin to protect his country from the United States. This has caused some disquiet among Sudanese politicians.

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