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Sudan and Israel agree to Normalise Relations

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  • October 28, 2020
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Sudan and Israel agree to Normalise Relations

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International Relations 

In news

  • Recently, in a deal brokered by the USA, Sudan and Israel have agreed to normalise relations to end decades of hostility.

Key takeaways 

  • In the initial phase, there will be no exchange of ambassadors or a mutual establishment of embassies.
  • With this agreement, Israel will complete the creation of a safety cordon in the Red Sea, which currently includes Egypt, Jordan, South Sudan and Saudi Arabia.
  • Sudan has been at war with Israel since its foundation in 1948. 
  • It has now become the third country to forge diplomatic relations with Israel in recent times.
  • The USA has also brokered diplomatic pacts between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain earlier to normalise their relations.
  • The deal would deepen Sudan’s engagement with the West.
  • USA has also agreed to remove Sudan from its blacklist of countries accused of sponsoring terrorism.
  • The deal is also aimed at unifying Arab countries against their common rival Iran.

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