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Sudan government says not informed of Netanyahu, Burhan meeting

Government received news of meeting between Israeli PM, Sudan's sovereign council head via media, says official

The Sudanese government asserted that it didn’t know about Monday’s meeting between head of Sudan’s sovereign council and Israeli prime minister in Uganda.

The office of Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu revealed in a statement via Twitter that Netanyahu and Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan met in Uganda and agreed to “start cooperation leading to the normalization of relations between the two countries.”

However, Sudan’s Communication Minister Faisal Saleh said: “We [Sudanese government] have received through the media the news of the meeting between Al-Burhan and Netanyahu in Entebbe, Uganda.”

“The government wasn’t notified or consulted in the cabinet about this meeting,” Saleh said. “We will wait for clarifications after Al-Burhan’s return.”

With the exception of Egypt and Jordan which are bounded by peace treaties with Israel, no other Arab country has formal relations with Israel.

The Al-Burhan-Netanyahu meeting came after the Arab and Muslim world rejected the U.S. President Donald Trump’s so-called peace plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Trump announced his proposal during a news conference at the White House alongside Netanyahu, with no Palestinian officials present.

He proposed a dismembered Palestinian state with the recognition of Israeli sovereignty over West Bank and Jerusalem as its “undivided capital”.

His plan unilaterally annuls previous UN resolutions on the Palestinian issue and suggests giving Israel almost everything it demanded.

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