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At the Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Meeting on Water held in Barcelona in April 2010, the Water Strategy was not adopted due to a terminological disagreement over whether the territories claimed by the Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese should be described as “occupied territories” or “territories under occupation”. [57] Two other ministerial meetings on higher education and agriculture had to be cancelled due to the same discrepancy. [58] At the time of the Paris summit, France – which was responsible for the EU presidency – and Egypt held the co-presidency. Since then, France has signed agreements with the various EU presidencies (Czech Republic, Sweden and Spain) in order to maintain the co-presidency alongside Egypt. [4] The renewal of the co-presidency is expected to take place at the second summit of the Union for the Mediterranean. However, due to the two postponements of the summit, there was no chance of deciding which countries will assume the co-presidency. . . .