Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Sudan on Tuesday for the second leg of a multi-country tour of the Middle East and Africa, as the Trump administration intensifies efforts in the region to promote ties with Israel.
The trip comes after Israel and the UAE announced an agreement earlier this month to open diplomatic relations.
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“I am hopeful that we will see other Arab nations join in this,” Pompeo said while in Israel.
On Tuesday, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz had his first official talk with his UAE counterpart. The two discussed security cooperation between their countries and other regional issues. This, after Pompeo met Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and in a statement afterward slammed others for not supporting more pressure on Iranian leadership in Tehran.
Whether the trip can yield dividends with other nations remains