Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu meets with a Sudanese official while visiting Uganda on Monday; Both Israel and Sudan are hopeful that relations can begin to be normalized; US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo extends an invitation to Sudanese official to visit Washington.
While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was visiting with the president of Uganda on Monday, President Yoweri Museveni revealed that he is considering moving Uganda’s embassy to Jerusalem, a rumor that was previously quickly rejected by another Ugandan official.
Following his meeting with President Yoweri Museveni, PM Netanyahu had a last-minute meeting with a Sudanese official who made the trip to Uganda just to meet with him. Chairman of the Transitional Military Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan met with Netanyahu to discuss a commitment to normalizing relations between the two countries. Both countries walked away from the meeting confident of what’s on the horizon. Shortly after the meeting, Netanyahu’s office released a statement that claimed “It has been agreed to start a cooperation that will lead to normalizing the ties between the countries.”
Adding to the positive outcome of this meeting, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo extended an invitation to al-Burhan to visit the White House.