On Monday, September 21, Abu Dhabi will host a meeting of representatives of the United States, the United Arab Emirates and Sudan to discuss a possible agreement on the normalization of relations. Israeli journalist Barak Ravid writes about this in Axios, citing Sudanese sources.
Ravid predicted that if the United States and the United Arab Emirates provide economic assistance to Sudan, a peace agreement with Israel could be signed in the coming days. According to sources, the country's government is asking for more than $ 3 billion in humanitarian aid and direct budget assistance to overcome the economic crisis. Washington and Abu Dhabi are to provide economic assistance to Khartoum over the next three years.
It is noted that Khartoum wants the administration of US President Donald Trump to exclude the country from the list of sponsoring terrorism. To do this, the Sudanese authorities also need to fulfill a number of conditions. For example, pay $ 300 million in compensation to the families of Americans who died in terrorist attacks.
Ravid noted that “quiet negotiations” on a truce between Sudan and Israel have been going on since last year: in February 2019, the head of the Sudanese Military Transitional Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Then they agreed to strive for a gradual normalization of relations.
On September 15, Israel, the UAE and Bahrain signed a peace agreement at the White House. According to the agreements signed, Abu Dhabi and Manama will recognize the State of Israel, while it will suspend the spread of sovereignty to Jewish settlements in the West Bank. In a joint statement, the countries announced that the move would allow further progress towards peace throughout the Middle East.