Bou Saab says Aoun may receive Hochstein's proposal within 24 hours

Deputy Speaker Elias Bou Saab has said that he is hoping President Michel Aoun will receive within 24 hours a written proposal from U.S. mediator Amos Hochstein regarding the demarcation of the sea border with Israel.

“The proposal will be studied and if it meets the conditions it will be positive and will be capitalized on,” Bou Saab said in a TV interview.

“The atmosphere is positive and we do not want to go too far in optimism pending the written response,” Bou Saab added.

“We have managed to resolve several pending points between the Lebanese and Israeli sides and the solutions are appropriate for Lebanon,” he said.

The Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation meanwhile said that Israel is expecting to receive the final format of the U.S. demarcation proposal within days.

“The Israeli security and political affairs cabinet would then meet on Thursday to discuss approving the agreement,” the Corporation added.

Source: Naharnet

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