EU welcomes Israel-Bahrain deal, ‘remains firm’ in backing for two-state solution

The European Union issues a statement welcoming the agreement between Israel and Bahrain to normalize diplomatic ties.

“The EU recognises the role played by the United States in this regard and believes that these developments represent a positive contribution to peace and stability in the Middle East,” it says, also referring to last month’s normalization deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

The statement adds: “A comprehensive settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict requires a regional inclusive approach and engagement with both parties. In this regard, the EU remains firm in its commitment to a negotiated and viable two-state solution built upon the internationally agreed parameters. The EU remains ready to support the Israelis and the Palestinians in efforts to resume meaningful negotiations on all final status issues in order to achieve a just and lasting peace.”

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