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Sudanese envoy in Israel to promote ties - source 

February 9, 2022 at 3:00 pm

Sudanese people rally against their country’s recent signing of a deal on normalising relations with Israel, outside the cabinet offices in the capital Khartoum, Sudan on January 17, 2021 [Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency]

A Sudanese envoy was in Israel on Wednesday in order to promote ties between the two countries, a source with close knowledge of the visit said, and reported by Reuters.

The presidential envoy arrived in Israel at the beginning of the week, the source said. There was no immediate confirmation from Israeli and Sudanese government spokespeople.

Sudan moved toward normalising ties with Israel in 2020. Envoys have travelled between Israel and Sudan since then, though no official pact has yet been signed.

Sudan’s military is seen to have led the move toward Israel while civilian groups have been more reluctant about it. The Sudanese military seized power in the country on 25 October, ending a partnership with civilian political parties that began after the army toppled Omar Al-Bashir as Sudan’s ruler in 2019.

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