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

Arab News

The American mediator in the maritime border negotiations Amos Hochstein is reportedly working on an amended draft for the demarcation of the maritime border between Lebanon and Israel and is expected to finalize it within a week.

The mediator had postponed sending the draft after Lebanon rejected its old format, the reports said.

Lebanon will reportedly get Line 23, the entire Qana field, and commitment from France and the TotalEnergies firm to begin exploration in the Lebanese zone after the signing of the agreement.

Deputy Speaker Elias Bou Saab had met with Hochstein in New York and discussed the file as Israeli media reports said a final agreement is expected within two weeks.

Whereas Lebanon’s al-Akhbar newspaper, which is close to Hezbollah, reported that “the process of drafting the agreement has started.”