Until last month, only two Arab nations – Egypt and Jordan – had officially recognized Israel. The two countries bordering Israel signed peace agreements in 1979 and 1994 through the United States. Tibor Nagy, head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for African Affairs, was present on Friday at the finalization of the debt agreement. The Sudanese side was led by Ambassador Mohammad Abdallah al-Tum. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the agreement was a “dramatic breakthrough for peace” and the beginning of a “new era.” Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he opposed the new agreement and said no one had the right to speak on behalf of the Palestinians. Hamas, which controls Gaza, spoke of a “political sin.” Sudan and the United States have signed an agreement to restore the African country`s sovereign immunity. After the decision, Trump announced a normalization agreement between the African nation and Israel. The agreement is part of Washington`s efforts to remove Sudan from the U.S. list of terrorism sponsors. In a statement, the Justice Department said the agreement would settle all lawsuits against Sudan in U.S. courts for the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Sudanese and U.S.
officials signed a long-awaited debt agreement in Washington on Friday for compensation to Sudan for the victims of the 1998 attacks on Al Qaeda embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. This historic agreement is proof of the courageous and visionary approach of the four heads of state and government. Prime Minister Netanyahu, President al-Burhan and Prime Minister Hamdok thanked President Trump for his pragmatic and unique approach to ending old conflicts and building a future of peace and opportunity for all people in the region. Sudan`s justice minister, Abdulbari, said the agreement would allow Sudan to “solve historic debts, restore normal relations with the United States and move toward democracy and better economic times.” Sudan`s Ministry of Justice said in a statement Friday that the agreement will govern the prosecution of Sudan in U.S. courts, including the bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, for which Sudan agreed to pay $335 million in compensation to the victims. The agreement has the effect of “making Sudan`s legal status like other countries that are not on the list of countries that support terrorism,” the ministry said. The U.S. State Department informed Congress of the agreement, which it called a “monumental victory for the victims of terrorism.” The heads of state and government agreed to normalize relations between Sudan and Israel and ended the state of war between their nations. In addition, the Heads of State and Government agreed to begin economic and trade relations with an initial focus on agriculture. The Heads of State and Government also agreed that delegations would meet in the coming weeks to negotiate cooperation agreements in these areas, as well as in the fields of agricultural technology, aviation, migration and other issues, for the benefit of both peoples. The heads of state and government also decided to work together to build a better future and advance the cause of peace in the region.
This will improve regional security and open up new opportunities for the people of Sudan, Israel, the Middle East and Africa. The ministry said the agreement signed Friday at the U.S. State Department was aimed at resolving all complaints against Sudan in U.S. courts, including those related to the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The agreement would enter into force after the U.S. Congress passed the laws necessary to implement the agreement. It fought in 1948 and 1967 in wars against Israel, offered sanctuary to Palestinian guerrillas and is suspected of sending Iranian weapons to Palestinian militants