Israel to send $5 million worth of wheat to ‘new friends in Sudan’

The Prime Minister’s Office announces Israel is sending $5 million worth of wheat to Sudan following the announcement of normalization between the sides.

“We are looking forward to a warm peace and are sending $5 million worth of wheat immediately to our new friends in Sudan,” the PMO tweets. “Israel will be working closely with the USA to assist Sudan’s transition.”

Economically crippled Sudan is believed to have agreed to normalization chiefly to enable it to be removed from the US list of state sponsors of terror and receive financial aid, and the country’s economic well-being is seen as critical to the deal’s success.

Illustrative: Wheat in a sack (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)