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Sudan leader congratulates Netanyahu on election win, pledges greater cooperation

Sudan's ruling General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan answers questions during an interview, September 22, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Aron Ranen)
Sudan's ruling General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan answers questions during an interview, September 22, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Aron Ranen)

Sudan’s military strongman Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan sends a letter to Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu congratulating him on his election win and pledging to step up cooperation between the countries.

“I congratulate you on your victory in the elections and look forward to continuing our cooperation in order to promote relations in all areas for the benefit of the citizens of both countries,” Burhan writes, according to Netanyahu’s office.

Burhan, the head of the ruling sovereign council, moved to normalize ties with Israel as part of the Abraham Accords, but progress has been stalled by political upheavals in the Muslim African nation.

Netanyahu met with Burhan ahead of the agreement during a visit to Uganda in February 2020.

 

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