Berri & Nasrallah See ‘Positivity’ In The Border Proposal Submitted By Hochstein


Parliament speaker Nabih Berri said that the draft final agreement submitted by U.S. mediator Amos Hochstein for sea border demarcation with Israel is positive and “in principle meets the Lebanese demands that refuse any impact for the sea agreement on the land border.”

Berri told Asharq al-Awsat newspaper that the draft consists of “10 English-language pages and requires examination before a final response can be given.”

Berri also said that the agreement would be signed at the Naqoura border point.

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah welcomed the proposal describing it as “a very important step.” 

“The importance of what happened is that there is now a written text,” he said.

“The coming days will be crucial,” Nasrallah added, as Lebanese authorities prepare their response to an offer that could “open up wide horizons for the Lebanese people.”

President Michel Aoun, had met with the US Ambassador to Lebanon, Dorothy Shea, and received from her a written message from the American mediator, Amos Hochstein, regarding the proposals related to the demarcation of the southern maritime borders.

Shea also visited PM Najib Mikati and handed him the proposal of the American mediator Hochstein, regarding the demarcation of the borders.

Related: Maritime Border Negotiations Between Lebanon And Israel Expected To Finalize Within A Week

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