Sudan’s acting foreign minister said the agreement to normalize ties with the Zionist entity still depends on approval from the Sudanese legislative council, which has not yet been formed as the government goes through transition.
“Agreement on normalization with Israel will be decided after completion of the constitutional institutions through the formation of the legislative council,” Omar Gamareldin said, according to Reuters news agency.
“This is an agreement to normalize. It is not yet normalization. We must wait for Sudan’s democratic institutions to be functional, including the legislative council, so we can complete the ratification of this step so it can become, in reality, normalization,” Gamareldin added, CNN reported on Saturday.
Before the deal was announced on Friday, government sources said Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok had agreed, in principle, to normalize ties, but was conditioning the move on ratification by the still non-existent transitional parliament.