U.S. mediator Amos Hochstein is continuing efforts aimed at reaching an agreement over the demarcation of the maritime border between Lebanon and Israel, an official at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut said.
In remarks to al-Jadeed TV, the official said the U.S. administration is continuing to narrow the gaps between all parties and that it believes that a sustainable settlement is possible.
The official also lauded the spirit of cooperation that he said is being shown by both Lebanon and Israel, pointing out that resolving the border dispute is a priority for President Joe Biden’s administration.
The official added that Washington deeply believes that an agreement would provide sustainable stability and economic prosperity for both sides.
Meanwhile, President Michel Aoun held talks in Baabda with Deputy Speaker Elias Bou Saab, who briefed him on the outcome of the visit he made to New York last week.
Bou Saab also briefed Aoun on the meetings he held there with U.S. mediator Amos Hochstein regarding the sea border negotiations with Israel.
“The written proposal that Hochstein will send is expected to reach Baabda before the end of the current week,” the Deputy Speaker told the President.