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Burhan: Israel to help remove Sudan from US blacklist

February 15, 2020 at 1:22 pm

Sudanese leader General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, 6 February 2020 [Twitter]

Head of Sudan’s Transitional Government, General Abdul Fattah Al-Burhan, announced that Israel is to play a key role in removing his country’s name from the US blacklist, Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper revealed on Friday.

In an interview with the London-based newspaper, Al-Burhan disclosed that his meeting with the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, held earlier this month in Uganda came: “Within the framework of Sudan’s efforts for its national and security interests.”

He divulged that a third party had arranged the meeting, stating that during the meeting he stressed on the Israeli role in supporting Sudan’s efforts to be removed from the US blacklist of the countries sponsoring terror.

Al-Burhan also noted that they agreed to form a committee to discuss advancing mutual relations, pointing out that the executive side of the transitional council would carry out the future diplomatic relations as soon as they were agreed upon.

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The general claimed that normalising ties with Israel is widely accepted among the Sudanese and that only: “Limited ideological groups oppose it.”

He also uncovered that he had been waiting for completion of procedures ahead of visiting the US and meeting President Donald Trump.

Al-Burhan emphasised that the big challenges ahead of his country during the transitional stage are ending wars, achieving peace and then solving the economic and livelihood crises.

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