On Tuesday, Lebanon, Israel agree on US proposal to draw maritime border between the two countries. The Lebanese Presidency stated that it has been the focus of a long debate, especially in recent months. It was also stated that there were difficult and complex negotiations, and that the final version of the proposal was satisfactory for Lebanon.
It was also stated that the Presidency protects Lebanon’s natural wealth rights. In addition, Yair Lapid, Israel’s prime minister, said that Lebanon and Israel had reached a historic agreement on the demarcation of maritime borders.
It was said that this agreement would increase Israel’s security, save millions in its economy, and stabilize its northern border. In this regard, Lebanon and Israel agree on the US proposal to draw the maritime border.
860 Kilometres of Area Determined by Line 23 is Given to Lebanon
Elias Bou Saab, who is negotiating with Amos Hochstein from the United States, stated that the agreement in question will ensure economic stability in the region. As it is known, he is the Deputy Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament.
The agreement gives Lebanon an area of 860 kilometres designated by Line 23. In addition, Lebanon withdrew its request on Line 29. So this place is now entirely Israel’s.
Fares Souaid, a former Lebanese MP, spoke to Arab News about the issue. He stated that the preservation of the treaty belongs to the Lebanese army, the constitution and related international resolutions 1559, 1701 and 2660.
He also stated that Hezbollah’s attempts to say that it reached the agreement thanks to its weapons should be rejected. He stated that the weapons in question threaten the region and that the borders can be protected with the power of Lebanese, Arab and international legitimacy.
In addition to these, Lebanon and Israel approved the agreement, and a senior delegation from Total Energies came to Beirut to meet with Lebanese officials. In this regard, Lebanon and Israel agree on the US proposal to draw the maritime border.
Hochstein Visited Paris
Hochstein visited Paris last month and spoke with Total Energies, in coordination with the French government, on the issue of financial compensation from Israel’s Qana field.
As a result, the company will be compensated for the income it receives from the extracted gas. This issue was also addressed in the technical draft of the US maritime border demarcation agreement.