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High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell had a phone call on 17 August with the UAE Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed.
They discussed the welcomed normalisation of relations between Israel and the UAE and High Representative/Vice-President Borrell reiterated the EU’s position, in particular the EU’s commitment to a negotiated and viable two-state solution and the need for a resumption of meaningful negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.
The High Representative/Vice-President and the UAE Foreign Minister also tackled regional issues and the importance of dialogue to find solutions. On Libya, High Representative/Vice-President Borrell reiterated the urgency to find a political solution to the crisis. On the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), he recalled that the deal remains a key pillar of the global non-proliferation architecture, contributing to regional security.
Document Sources: European Union (EU)
Country: Israel, State of Palestine, United Arab Emirates, United States of America
Subject: Annexation, Peace process, Peace proposals and efforts, Peace-building
Publication Date: 17/08/2020
URL source: https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/palestine-occupied-palestinian-territory-west-bank-and-gaza-strip/84154/uae-high-representativevice-president-borrell-speaks-foreign-minister-sheikh-abdullah-bin_en