Lebanon ready to resume talks on disputed maritime border, Aoun says

January 26, 2022

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon is ready to resume negotiations over the demarcation of a southern maritime border that is disputed with Israel, President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday.

Long time foes Lebanon and Israel started indirect negotiations through a U.S. mediator in 2020 at a U.N. peacekeeping base in Lebanon’s Naqoura, but the talks have stalled several times.

The maritime border dispute has held up exploration in the potentially gas-rich area.

(Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne)

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