Sudan signed Wednesday with the United States the agreement for the normalization of relations with Israel, announced the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum.
“We congratulate the (Sudanese) Transitional Government for signing the Declaration of the Abraham Accords, which will further help Sudan on its path to stability, security and economic opportunity,” the embassy said on Twitter. “The agreement allows Sudan, Israel and other signatories of the Abraham Accords to build mutual trust and increase cooperation in the region”, according to the same source.
According to the Sudanese news agency (Suna), the agreement was signed on the Sudanese side by Justice Minister Nasr Abdelbari, and on the American side by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
During the signing ceremony, the Sudanese minister said the agreement was an “important step”.
“This confirms our belief that peace strengthens relations and interests between peoples,” he said in a video broadcast by the Suna news agency.
These announcements come after Sudan’s removal from the blacklist of states supporting terrorism, which has been synonymous with sanctions and obstacles to international investment for decades.