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)