JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel sent a first delegation to Sudan to discuss potential economic and humanitarian cooperation on Monday after the countries announced a U.S.-brokered agreement on Oct 23 to take steps toward establishing relations, a source said.
The talks focussed on how Israel might shore up Sudan’s agriculture, food security, water supplies and health care, the source, who declined to be identified by name or nationality, told Reuters.
The Israeli delegates also met separately with representatives of the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, the source said.
The source familiar with Monday’s mission said those talks did not touch on the prospect of a more comprehensive peace treaty between Israel and Sudan.
The Israelis’ Sudanese interlocutors on Monday included “a range of figures” from the Khartoum leadership, the source said.
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