The European Union’s top diplomat Friday welcomed the Gaza ceasefire but said only a revival of long-term peace talks can ensure that such fighting does not flare up again in the future.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said in a statement that “we commend Egypt, Qatar, United Nations, United States and others who have played a facilitating role in this.”
Borrell said “the situation in the Gaza Strip has long been unsustainable. Only a political solution will bring sustainable peace and end once for all the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.”
He added that “restoring a political horizon towards a two-state solution now remains of utmost importance” and that the EU stands ready to help both sides achieve that.