Israel has offered to serve as a mediator between fighting factions in Sudan and has extended an invitation to their leaders to come to the country for talks aimed at achieving a ceasefire.
The conflict, which began on April 15, has resulted in over 400 deaths as forces loyal to army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan clashed with those of Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, who commands the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces.
As a result of the violence, foreign nations have begun evacuating their citizens, while millions of Sudanese are trapped in areas affected by the fighting and are experiencing shortages of essential resources such as food, water, medicine, and fuel.
Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen released the following statement to local media outlets saying, “since the start of hostilities in the country, Israel has been working different channels to bring about a ceasefire and the advancement in recent days is very encouraging.”
In 2020, Israel and Sudan made an agreement to normalize their relations as part of the Abraham Accords. Lately, they have taken actions to fulfill this agreement. For example, in February, Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen traveled to Khartoum and met with Burhan, with the intention of establishing a full diplomatic relationship between the two nations.
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