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EU welcomes maritime border deal between Israel and Lebanon

Israel National News reports: “The European Union on Wednesday welcomed the agreement reached between Israel and Lebanon to establish a final maritime boundary.

In a statement released Wednesday morning, EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell commended the two countries, and praised the US for brokering the deal.

‘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 endeavor 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’…”

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