Deal has been reached between Israel – Lebanon to demarcate maritime border


Famagusta Gazette: Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid announced on Tuesday that a deal has been reached with Lebanon to demarcate a maritime border between the two countries, which have been in an official state of war since 1948, and that the cabinet would be convened later Tuesday to approve it. 

The negotiations on maritime border demarcation between the two sides were launched in 2020 under the auspices of the United Nations with American mediation and then stopped in May 2021 due to differences between the two parties over disputed area.

Last night, the Lebanese President Michel Aoun gave an indication that a deal would be completed within days.

In a statement released by Lebanon’s Presidency on Monday evening, Aoun said he “hopes to complete all the arrangements related to the demarcation of the southern maritime borders within the next few days, after the indirect negotiations led by the American mediator Amos Hochstein made good progress, and gaps between the two parties narrowed.”

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