Starting from the perspective of the UAE-Israel peace agreements sponsored by the Emirates, such as the historic agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia and the UAE-Israel Peace Agreement, so that the UAE has become the official sponsor of peace agreements and conflict resolution in the Middle East. Sudan followed the steps of the UAE and declared today Sudan-Israel Peace Agreement.
Sudan-Israel Peace Agreement declaration
Netanyahu: We are holding secret talks with Sudan and Oman for Peace Agreement
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that there are direct secret talks with the leaders of a number of Arab countries to improve relations with his country, after the “UAE-Israeli” Peace Agreement.
“Netanyahu” indicated during a press conference, with US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and advisor, Jared Kushner, in Jerusalem, on Sunday, on the eve of the first commercial trip between Israel and the UAE.
There are several direct and unannounced talks with Arab and Muslim leaders to improve relations with the State of Israel, one of them was Sudan.
UAE-Israel Peace Agreement
Netanyahu’s statement came after the announcement of Peace Agreement to normalize relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel on August 13, 2020. Thus, the UAE became the first Gulf country and the third Arab country to sign a Peace Agreement with Israel.
On Saturday, the UAE announced the abolition of its 1972 law that calls for boycotting Israel and banning any agreements or cooperation at all levels for individuals and state institutions. Under this cancellation, it will be allowed to enter, exchange or possess Israeli goods, goods and products of all kinds in the Emirates. The Emiratis will also be able to conclude agreements with the Israelis on all levels.
Does Sudan follow in the footsteps of the UAE in concluding a Peace Agreement with Israel?
On Wednesday, August 19, the Sudanese Foreign Minister-designate, Omar Qamar al-Din Ismail, issued a decision to dismiss Ambassador Haidar Badawi Sadiq, from his position as the official spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Director of the Media Department, against the backdrop of statements by the latter in which he said that his country is looking forward to normalizing its relations with Israel.
The Sudanese Ministry of Culture and Information quoted the Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs as saying: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs received with astonishment the statements of Ambassador Haider Badawi Sadiq, the ministry’s spokesman, about Sudan’s endeavour to establish relations with Israel.”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Sudan confirms that the issue of relations with Israel was not discussed in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in any way, and Ambassador Haidar Badawi was not assigned to make any statements in this regard.”
On the other hand, Badawi confirmed the news of his dismissal, saying, “I received a notice of my dismissal from my position without explaining the reasons.”
On the Israeli side, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the statements of the deposed Sudanese Foreign Ministry spokesman, saying that they reflect “the courageous decision taken by the head of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council (Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan), which called for work to strengthen relations between the two countries.”
Israel will do whatever is necessary to achieve its vision into reality
In the same context, Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen revealed what he described as an imminent deal with Sudan, which he predicted would lead to the signing of a Peace Agreement between the two countries.
This historic step of the Sudan-Israel Peace Agreement is expected to take place soon, and perhaps before the end of this year.
The Israel Broadcasting Corporation quoted Cohen as saying, adding that joint missions are working in full swing to reach Peace Agreement in the whole of the middle east countries.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with the head of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, in Uganda last February, and they agreed to “start cooperation leading to the improvement of relations between the two sides.
The head of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, Lieutenant General Al-Burhan, said at the time that his meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister came “within the framework of Sudan’s search for its national and security interests.” In the same month, an Israeli plane crossed the Sudanese airspace for the first time, according to Israeli media.
Sudanese perspectives about the Peace Agreement
A part of the Sudanese believes, on social media, that Peace Agreement with Israel may be a way out for Sudan and a way to return it to the international community, especially in light of Sudan’s difficult economic conditions.