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Sudan says it has signed deal on normalizing ties with Israel

Sudan says it has signed deal on normalizing ties with Israel
Sudan on Wednesday said it had signed an agreement with the United States that paves the way for the cash-strapped African nation to normalize relations with Israel.

and Sudan signed a "memorandum of understanding" to facilitate the payment of the African's country's debt to the World Bank, the Finance Ministry said, a move that is widely seen as a key step toward Khartoum's economic recovery.The ministry said the settlement would enable Sudan to receive more than $1 billion annually from the World Bank for the fist time in nearly three decades, when the country was designated a pariah state.would give a $1 billion bridge loan to the World Bank on behalf of Sudan, in addition to $1.Sudan says it has signed deal on normalizing ties with Israel Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, right, welcomes US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to the Cabinet Building, in Khartoum, Sudan, Wednesday, Jan.

23, President Donald Trump announced Sudan would become the third Arab state to normalize ties with Israel as part of a U.Morocco also established diplomatic ties with Israel.

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