A meeting takes place just hours after Hezbollah announced the launch of more than 60 missiles against the Israeli military base of Meron, a focal point for aerial surveillance of northern Israel, which was responded to with Israeli strikes against at least one Hezbollah’s launch position in Lebanese territory.
The escalation in the conflict occurs after the death, in Beirut, of the number two in the movement’s political wing, Saleh al Arouri, in an attack attributed to Israeli military forces.
Shortly before the meeting, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy published a message on the social network X (formerly Twitter) in which he said he was “happy to be back in Lebanon” and expressed his support for Lebanese people and their authorities “in these difficult times”.
“I will have important meetings on the impact of the Gaza war on Lebanon and the region”, added Borrell, who defined as “priorities” the need to “avoid a regional escalation” and to “advance diplomatic efforts with a view to creating the conditions for a just and lasting peace between Israel and Palestine and in the region”.
In Lebanon, Borrell will also meet with his Lebanese counterpart, Abdallah Bou Habib.
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