Monday’s meeting of Sudan’s transitional government with Israel’s prime minister will not benefit any national, Arab, or international interests, according to the head of a Sudanese political party.
"In his country [Israel] the judicial authorities are after Netanyahu, and he is adopting a racist approach in leading Israel on the basis of a Jewish state," Sadiq al-Mahdi, head of the Sudanese Umma Party, told reporters Tuesday.
"Netanyahu is following a policy of refusing the application of UN resolutions regarding the Palestinian cause as well as approaching a policy to seize control of others’ rights," al-Mahdi added.
"What happened doesn't represent any kind of interest to anyone in Sudan and we have no details of the meeting" between Netanyahu and Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of Sudan’s Sovereign Council, but "we will inquire," said al-Madhi.
On Monday, Netanyahu's office said he and al-Burhan met in Uganda and agreed to start cooperation to normalize ties between the two countries.
Sudan’s transitional government said it was not informed of that meeting with Netanyahu and only knew from the media, and the cabinet said it would await al-Burhan’s return for clarification.
*Ahmed Asmar contributed to this report from Ankara