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Israel to Send $5 Million of Wheat to Sudan

Israel will send $5 million worth of wheat to Sudan, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's office said Sunday, just days after an announcement that the two countries have agreed to normalize relations.

"We are looking forward to a warm peace and are sending $5 million worth of wheat immediately to our new friends in Sudan," Netanyahu's office said on Twitter.

Sudan has embarked on a rocky transition under a joint civilian-military administration since the April 2019 ouster of autocrat Omar al-Bashir, but it has struggled with severe economic woes, including a sharp depreciation of the Sudanese pound and skyrocketing consumer prices.

A tripling of the bread price late in 2018 was the initial trigger for street protests against Bashir that led to his ouster.

The northeast African country consumes two million tons of wheat annually, according to official figures, relying heavily on imports. (INN / VFI News)

“God, we ask that you bless the people of Sudan, that they may live richer and fuller lives because of their friendship with your people.”