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Canada Sudan wants to save its economy thanks to the normalization of relations with Israel

17:00  26 october  2020
17:00  26 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

"Ahlan bik!", A musical hit sung by a leading Israeli-Emirati duo

 © JACK GUEZ Israeli singer Elkana Marziano, 28, sings with a video clip of a song he worked on with the Emirati artist Waleed Aljasim (image on screen), during an interview with AFP at his home in central Israel, October 15, 2020 Normalization between the United Arab Emirates and Israel now has its " hit "signed by a duo of singers from both countries:" Ahlan bik ", an Electro-pop song a bit kitsch on clip mixing images of Dubai and Tel Aviv.

Un marché à Khartoum, la capitale soudanaise (image d'illustration). © AP Photo / Hussein Malla A market in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital (illustrative image).

The normalization of relations between Sudan and Israel is progressing slowly and is dividing Sudanese society. On Sunday, Khartoum announced upcoming talks between the Sudanese and Israelis with a view to reaching a broad agreement laying the foundations for their future cooperation. But Sudan, whose economy is failing, needs help in return.

With our regional correspondent, Sébastien Németh

Normalization with Israel is on track. On Sunday, the Sudanese foreign minister announced that delegations from the two countries would meet in the coming weeks to negotiate agreements. The cooperation will focus on agriculture, aviation, trade and immigration, Omar Gamar-Eddin said.

Iran: Tehran considers that the UN arms embargo has expired

 Iran: Tehran considers that the UN arms embargo has expired Under the terms of the Iranian nuclear agreement, this embargo banning the sale of weapons and heavy military equipment to Iran has expired this Sunday, October 18. © afp.com/ATTA KENARE Under the international Iranian nuclear agreement, this embargo was supposed to expire on Sunday, October 18. Iran is adamant: the UN arms embargo against Tehran has now expired, under the terms of the Iranian international nuclear agreement and Security Council resolution 2231.

Debt relief and sends food

At the same time, Khartoum is already starting to see fruits of this rapprochement in the making. The Sudanese minister said the United States must work with its partners to relieve Sudan of its $ 60 billion foreign debt. Omar Gamar-Eddin also said that Israel should help the Sudanese to consolidate their democracy, their food security and to fight terrorism, without saying more.

The Israeli prime minister’s office on Sunday announced the immediate dispatch, “to our Sudanese friends,” he said, of a shipment of wheat equivalent to $ 5 million. This is the first commercial transaction between the two countries in more than half a century.

The Sudanese news agency reported that the United Arab Emirates, which recognized Israel two months ago, had already sent 67,000 tonnes of wheat. Discussions with WFP for an additional 40,000 tonnes are reportedly underway.

However, one wonders when and how normalization with Israel will be officially ratified. Several personalities, notably Prime Minister Hamdok, want the procedure to go through the Assembly, for example. However, the institution is still not formed.

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Sudan and Israel make peace, Trump boasting .
© ALEX EDELMAN Donald Trump on the phone with Benyamin Netanyahu from the Oval Office, October 23. Eleven days before the US presidential election, Donald Trump did not hesitate to stage his "huge victory for world peace". From the Oval Office, in liaison with the Prime Ministers of Israel and Sudan, he announced the normalization of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

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