A high-level delegation from Sudan is in the United Arab Emirates for talks with Emirati and US officials. The talks will take place separately.
Al Jazeerah reports that the discussions will include Sudan’s removal from the US’s list of countries that supposedly ‘sponsor terrorism’.
According to Al Jazeerah, General Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan, will hold talks with the UAE’s leadership on “all regional issues that are related to Sudan”.
US, Emirati and Sudanese officials are to hold a “decisive” meeting in Abu Dhabi on Monday “on a possible normalization agreement between Sudan and Israel”. In August, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, during a visit to Khartoum, had raised the issue of Sudan establishing ties with Israel.
Sudan’s transitional government, established after the overthrow of President Omar al Bashir, is asking for “more than $3 billion in humanitarian assistance and direct budgetary aid” in return for a deal with Israel. According to Al Jazeerah, Sudan was among the hardline enemies of Israel under al-Bashir, and ties with the rogue state are a sensitive issue in the country. Sudan also wants the US and the UAE to commit to providing Sudan with economic aid over the next three years.
Umm Muhammed Umar