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Transboundary water cooperation

Water has a major role in maintaining peace and political stability across borders. Water is a prerequisite for human survival and dignity and a fundamental basis for the resilience of both societies and the environment. Water is vital for human nutrition and health, and essential for ecosystem management, agriculture, energy and overall planetary security.

A key objective of EU water diplomacy is to engage for the long term in fostering cooperative approaches to address the transboundary challenges of water. Good examples of such cooperation already exist in Africa and in Latin America. Cooperation on shared water resources is vital to securing lasting peace and sustainable development.

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