Reports: Sudan repeals Israel boycott law after 63 years

Sudan’s cabinet has repealed the 1958 law boycotting Israel as part of normalization efforts between Khartoum and Jerusalem, according to reports.

Sudan earlier this year signed the Abraham Accords with the United States, paving the way for the African country to normalize ties with Israel.

This combination of pictures created on October 23, 2020, shows an Israeli flag during a rally in the coastal city of Tel Aviv on September 19, 2020; and a Sudanese flag during a gathering east of the capital Khartoum on June 3, 2020. (JACK GUEZ and ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP)

Former US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin and Sudanese Justice Minister Nasredeen Abdulbari inked the deal, a largely symbolic document indicating Sudan’s intentions to move forward with normalization. The memorandum did not officially establish diplomatic ties between Khartoum and Jerusalem, a move that is expected to happen in the near future, at an as yet undetermined date.