Lebanon-Israel Sea Border Talks to Resume Next Week
The indirect negotiations between Lebanon and Israel over the demarcation of their maritime border will resume next week under the sponsorship of the U.N. and the U.S., Israel and media reports said.
“The U.S.-mediated border negotiations with Lebanon will be resumed next week,” Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said, adding that Israel has agreed to take part in these negotiations.
This indicates that U.S. Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Amos Hochstein will soon arrive in the region.
President Michel Aoun meanwhile told U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Joanna Wronecka in a meeting in Baabda that Lebanon is “ready to resume the negotiations for the demarcation of the southern maritime border in a manner that preserves the Lebanese state’s rights and sovereignty.”