A senior Israeli delegation including the acting director of the prime minister's office, Ronen Peretz, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s envoy to the Arab world, a former Shin Bet senior identified only as “Maoz,” visited Sudan yesterday. Two American officials — senior director at the State Department Miguel Correa and senior adviser at the US Embassy in Jerusalem Aryeh Lightstone — were also on board. The delegation reportedly met in Khartoum with Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the chair of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan, and other Sudanese officials.
The delegation flew on Wednesday morning on a private jet directly from Tel Aviv to Khartoum, the second such flight known to have taken place. The first Tel Aviv-Khartoum flight happened last May, when Israel sent doctors to help treat a senior Sudanese official instrumental in rapprochement efforts between the countries.