Israel and Sudan agreed to take steps to normalize relations. The United States acted as a mediator in the negotiations. If successful, Sudan will rank third behind UAE and Bahrain by an Arab state that will begin to cooperate with Israel over the past two months, reports the Voice of America.

On Friday, October 23, US President Donald Trump held telephone talks with the Prime Ministers of Israel and Sudan Benjamin Netanyahu and Abdalla Hamdok.

After the conversation, Trump told reporters that five more states are going to establish relations with Israel. He had previously mentioned Kuwait.

Earlier, the United States announced its readiness to exclude Sudan from the list of states sponsoring terrorism.

Recall, on August 13 Israel and the UAE signed an agreement to normalize relations between states. The United States acted as a mediator in the negotiations.

Israel agreed not to extend its sovereignty to the West Bank and to focus on normalizing relations with other Arab states.

Prior to that, Israel had no formal diplomatic relations with any Arab state in the Persian Gulf.

On September 11, Bahrain followed the example of the UAE. On September 15, representatives of the three states signed in Washington Abrahamic Peace Treaty…

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