Last month, the caretaker Minister of Public Works and Transport Michel Najjar signed a document that expands Lebanon’s claims in the maritime border negotiations. However, President Michel Aoun put a hold on the decree citing a needed cabinet meeting.
Lebanon and Israel first entered the talks last year in a move that was considered historic as both sides are formally in a state of war.
Israel is already benefiting from oil exploration off its shore.
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