Israel/Lebanon: Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President on the maritime boundary agreement

October 12, 2022
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The EU welcomes the announcement of an agreement in the negotiations between Lebanon and Israel on the delineation of their maritime boundary. The EU commends Israel and Lebanon’s constructive spirit in this endeavour as well as the role of the US.

The agreement reached by both parties constitutes an important milestone. Its implementation will contribute to their stability and prosperity as well as to that of the wider region. We encourage the parties to continue engaging constructively, including towards regional energy cooperation and development. This is essential in times of international security challenges and global energy crisis.

The EU stands ready to continue developing its partnerships with both Israel and Lebanon and supporting efforts towards regional cooperation for the benefit of all.

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Countries covered:

  • Israel
  • Lebanon
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