JUBA – Sudanese authorities have informed the Trump Administration that the North African country is ready to start normalization talks with Israel, according to a senior foreign ministry official.
This comes after officials in Khartoum last week said the country had agreed to normalize with the Jewish state if certain conditions, including aid, are met in addition to removal of Sudan from a US list of State Sponsor of Terrorism.
Speaking to Sudans Post this afternoon, a senior foreign ministry official said the leader of Transitional Sovereign Council General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan had convened a secret meeting last week that was attended by the Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok, two members of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC), and a representative from the Umma Party.
He said the meeting conducted Friday night agreed by consensus to endorse an immediate normalization talks and wrote to the US government informing it that the country is ready to start talks with Israel.
“Well there was a meeting by the stakeholders on Friday night. These including the Council, the government and FFC as well as Umma party of Sadig al Mahdi. This meeting endorsed the immediate start of normalization process and it then wrote to the US administration that we are ready for normalization talks with our brothers in Israel,” the official who requested not to be named said.
“You know last week the Americans gave us a 24-hour ultimatum to decide if we were to normalize with Israel and the government asked the US for another 72 hours because that period is very insufficient for our leaders to meet and take decision,” the official added.
Other sources in Khartoum have also confirmed that the government has been informed that the removal of the country from the terror list was at the Trump’s desk as of this afternoon and a landmark decision awaits Sudan.
“We have learned from our US brothers that the decision on removal of our country from that list is under President Trump and Sudan is waiting a great decision,” the official said.
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