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Sudan joins Abraham Accords to recognize Israel

The United States will help cover Sudan's more than $1 billion in arrears to the World Bank in exchange.
A Sudanese man waves his national flag as he takes part in a demonstration called for by the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) to denounce the July 29 Al-Obeid killings, in the capital Khartoum on August 1, 2019. - Thousands of Sudanese demonstrators rallied on August 1 against the killing of four students, as protest leaders and ruling generals were set to resume talks to thrash out remaining issues on transitioning to civilian rule. Tragedy struck Al-Obeid on July 29 when four high school students

Sudan’s Justice Minister Nasredeen Abdulbari signed an agreement with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday agreeing to normalize ties with Israel as part of the Trump administration’s Abraham Accords initiative.

“I would like to congratulate Sudan’s Chairman Al Burhan, [Prime Minister Abdalla] Hamdok, and Minister Abdulbari on today’s historic signing of the Abraham Accords,” Avi Berkowitz, a White House adviser who worked on the agreement with Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, tweeted Wednesday. “Their courageous action will strengthen peace and stability in the region and help bring about a better future for its people.”

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