Sudan says it signs pact on normalizing ties with Israel

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan says it has signed agreements with the United States that pave the way for the cash-strapped African nation to normalize relations with Israel and clear some of its massive debt to the World Bank. The office of Sudan’s prime minister said Justice Minister Nasredeen Abdulbari signed the accord with visiting U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Sudan’s Finance Ministry also said it had signed a “memorandum of understanding” with the U.S. for Washington to facilitate the payment of Sudan’s debt to the World Bank. The settlement would enable Sudan to receive more than $1 billion annually from the World Bank for the fist time in nearly three decades, when the country was designated as a pariah state.