Tel Aviv, Feb 14: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said the country has resolved its differences with the European Union after three-months of diplomatic tensions over the bloc’s decision to label West Bank settlement exports.
Netanyahu told the cabinet that he and the EU’s Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini spoke on the phone during the weekend, Xinhua news agency reported “Israel and the EU have agreed to put relations between us back on track,” he said. Netanyahu noted the decision was made after Mogherini assured him the EU objects boycotts on Israel and that the labelling of settlement products will not be mandatory. In a statement released on Mogherini’s behalf on Friday, she reiterated the EU’s commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, adding that the fil borders of Israel and the future Palestinian state should “be settled in direct negotiations between the parties”. (IANS)