Lebanon aims to reach agreement on demarcation of maritime border with Israel (president)

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Saturday that Lebanon aims to reach an agreement on the demarcation of maritime borders with Israel that would guarantee the country’s right to invest in its natural resources, according to a statement from the Lebanese presidency.

“Lebanon looks forward to resuming indirect negotiations mediated by the United States with Israel to reach an agreement that would allow us to benefit from our oil and gas resources,” Aoun said when meeting with a delegation from the United States Congress. .

Meanwhile, US Congressman Darrell Issa told Aoun of America’s willingness to continue providing aid to Lebanese military institutions.

“Members of the American Congress are interested in reviving the Lebanese economy and ensuring the regular work of institutions while allowing Lebanon to use its natural resources to revive its economy and reduce the emigration of its young people,” he said. -he declares.

Lebanon and Israel began negotiations through a US mediator in October 2020 at the base of the UN peacekeeping mission in Naqoura, Lebanon, but talks quickly stalled.

Lebanon, hit by the crisis, urgently needs to find commercial gas reserves in its own waters.

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