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Netanyahu, Sudanese leader Burhan agree to start normalizing ties

Jerusalem, February 4, 2020

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Chairman of the Sovereignty Counil of Sudan, Abdel Fattah al Burhan, met on Monday in Entebbe, Uganda and agreed to start normalizing ties between their countries.

The two-hour meeting was held on the invitation of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni during a visit by Netanyahu to Entebbe.

"It was agreed to start cooperation leading to normalization of the relationship between the two countries," a statement from the Israeli Prime Minister's Office said.

"Prime Minister Netanyahu believes that Sudan is headed in a new positive direction and he expressed his views to the Secretary of State of the United States of America.

"The Chairman of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al Burhan, is eager to help his country modernize by taking it out of isolation and putting it on the world’s map," the statement added.


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