Israel’s Netanyahu says deal with Sudan start of ‘new era’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (File photo: Reuters)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed on Friday that Israel was taking steps to normalize ties with Sudan, calling it the start of “a new era” in the region.

In a statement in which he thanked US President Donald Trump for brokering the deal, Netanyahu also said that Israeli and Sudanese delegations would meet soon to discuss commercial and agricultural cooperation.

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“What an amazing turnabout,” Netanyahu said.

“Today Khartoum says yes to peace with Israel, yes to recognition of Israel and yes to normalization with Israel,” he said in a Hebrew-language statement sent to AFP.

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