Israel’s  Prime Minister’s Office has confirmed that Netanyahu met with Sudan’s leader in an unannounced and historic meeting in Uganda.

The two agreed to start a process to normalise relations between the countries, which currently do not have formal relations.

Netanyahu’s office says he believes Sudan is moving in a new and positive direction. It adds that Abdel Fattah al-Burhan wishes to move his country toward modernization and out of isolation.

The news confirms earlier reports speculating about the historic meeting when it was reported that the Sudanese leader was travelling to Uganda while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the African nation