Sudan and Israel agree to Normalise Relations
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International Relations
- Recently, in a deal brokered by the USA, Sudan and Israel have agreed to normalise relations to end decades of hostility.
- 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.