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Sudan’s Communist party: Normalising ties with Israel started during Bashir’s era

Former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir addresses parliament in the capital Khartoum on 1 April 2019 [ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images]
Former Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir Khartoum on 1 April 2019 [ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images]

Normalising ties between the Sudanese authority and Israel started during the time of ousted President Omar Al-Bashir, spokesman of the Communist Sudanese Party, Fathi El-Fadl, claimed yesterday.

According Al-Watan Voice, El-Fadl told Al-Mayadeen TV that his party “was not surprised that Abdel Fattah Al Burhan is following the same pathway [of Al-Bashir],” after reports that he met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Uganda earlier this week.

However, he stressed that “normalising ties with Israel does not represent the Sudanese people who believe that the Palestinians have the right to their own land and this is part and parcel of our strife in Sudan.”

Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan is the current chairman of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan.

On Monday, Netanyahu revealed that he met with Al-Burhan in Uganda and that meeting was the “beginning of cooperation leading to normalising ties between the two countries”.

El-Fadl claimed that the meeting was an initiative from the military council, which controls the country.

However, the Sudanese Army Spokesman Brigadier Amer Al-Hassan said on Wednesday that the meeting was “in Sudan’s supreme interests and that it was with the knowledge of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.”

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