On 9 March 2021, the Head of the European Union Border Assistance Mission (HoM EUBAM) Florin Bulgariu met with the Egyptian Ambassador to Ramallah Tarek Tayel. The meeting came in continuation of a series of meetings held by HoM EUBAM with Mission partners and counterparts.
Mr. Bulgariu updated Ambassador Tayel on the Mission’s mandate and the kind of activities run by the Mission in the field of capacity building until the political and security situations allow for a possible redeployment to the Rafah Crossing Point. Mr. Bulgariu and Ambassador Tayel discussed a number of matters including the current Cairo-brokered reconciliation that should end a 14-year rift between the two main Palestinian factions in addition to the dialogue over elections and the possible outcomes.
The European Union Border Assistance Mission at the Rafah Crossing Point – code name EUBAM Rafah – was launched in November 2005 to monitor the operations of the border crossing point between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, after Israel and the Palestinian Authority concluded an Agreement on Movement and Access on 15 November 2005.
European Union Border Assistance Mission in Rafah (EUBAM in Rafah)