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Israel: Netanyahu announces peace deal with Sudan01:15

Israel: Netanyahu announces peace deal with Sudan

Israel, Jerusalem
October 23, 2020 at 17:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a peace deal with Sudan, during a televised address from Jerusalem on Friday.

Netanyahu called the agreement on normalisation of relationships a "dramatic breakthrough for peace" and a "tremendous turnaround", saying, "In Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, in 1967 the three No's of the Arab League were adopted: no peace with Israel, ​no to the recognition of Israel and no to negotiations with Israel. Whereas today Khartoum says yes to peace with Israel, yes to recognition of Israel and to normalisation with Israel."

He added, "Delegations from Sudan and Israel will soon meet to discuss cooperation in many areas, including agriculture, trade and other areas important to our citizens", Israeli Premier said, adding "the skies of Sudan are open to Israel today. This allows for direct and shorter flights between Israel and Africa and South America."

Sudan became the third Arab League state, after the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, to normalize relations with Israel in recent months.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a peace deal with Sudan, during a televised address from Jerusalem on Friday.

Netanyahu called the agreement on normalisation of relationships a "dramatic breakthrough for peace" and a "tremendous turnaround", saying, "In Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, in 1967 the three No's of the Arab League were adopted: no peace with Israel, ​no to the recognition of Israel and no to negotiations with Israel. Whereas today Khartoum says yes to peace with Israel, yes to recognition of Israel and to normalisation with Israel."

He added, "Delegations from Sudan and Israel will soon meet to discuss cooperation in many areas, including agriculture, trade and other areas important to our citizens", Israeli Premier said, adding "the skies of Sudan are open to Israel today. This allows for direct and shorter flights between Israel and Africa and South America."

Sudan became the third Arab League state, after the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, to normalize relations with Israel in recent months.

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