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Minister of Intelligence of Israel Eli Cohen and President of Sudan Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. jan 27, 2021

A delegation from Israel arrived Wednesday for a brief visit in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, according to a report by Israel’s KAN News public broadcaster.

The delegation made a reported “diplomatic stopover” in the Egyptian Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh before continuing on to Khartom, according to the report.

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Israel’s Foreign Ministry has neither confirmed nor denied the report.

One year ago, Israel and Sudan signed a normalization agreement, but the document has yet to been ratified by the Sudanese legislature.

The delegation, set to return flight to Israel on Wednesday night, was expected to meet with the country’s top general, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Al Arabiya reported, according to KAN News.

Al-Burhan seized power last year in a coup d’etat.

The delegation made a reported “diplomatic stopover” in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh before flying to Khartoum.

Israeli officials were met at the airport by the second-in-command of the Sudanese paramilitary force that participated in the coup, known as the Rapid Support Forces, according to a report by Al-Jazeera.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry has neither confirmed nor denied the report.

One year ago, Israel and Sudan signed a normalization agreement, but the document has yet to been ratified by the Sudanese legislature.

The delegation, set to return flight to Israel on Wednesday night, was expected to meet with the country’s top general, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Al Arabiya reported, according to KAN News.

Al-Burhan seized power last year in a coup d’etat.

The delegation made a reported “diplomatic stopover” in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh before flying to Khartoum.

Israeli officials were met at the airport by the second-in-command of the Sudanese paramilitary force that participated in the coup, known as the Rapid Support Forces, according to a report by Al-Jazeera.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry has neither confirmed nor denied the report.

One year ago, Israel and Sudan signed a normalization agreement, but the document has yet to been ratified by the Sudanese legislature.

This past November, an Israeli delegation also traveled to Sudan for talks.

Wednesday’s delegation was set to return flight to Israel the same night after meeting with the country’s top general, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Al Arabiya reported, according to KAN News.

Al-Burhan seized power last year in a coup d’etat.

Israeli officials were met at the airport by the second-in-command of the Sudanese paramilitary force that participated in the coup, known as the Rapid Support Forces, according to a report by Al-Jazeera.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.