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In EU dialogue, Lapid recommits Israel to two-state solution

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid addressed the long-defunct council for the Israel-EU Association Agreement today in a major step toward resuming dialogue with the European Union.
Kobi Gideon/GPO

BRUSSELS — Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid virtually attended the Israel-European Union Association Council meeting via Zoom today in Brussels.

The Association Agreement between Israel and the EU is the framework for their relations in all domains. The agreement was intended to be discussed and updated every year in a council, but because of diplomatic differences, especially on the Palestinian issue, it has not convened for over 10 years. Last July Lapid traveled to Brussels as foreign minister to participate in the European foreign ministers meeting, during which it was agreed to restore the Israel-EU Association Council and deepen ties.

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