The UN says Israel-Lebanon maritime border agreement will benefit regional stability. On Wednesday, the UN welcomed the agreement of the authorities in Israel and Lebanon to establish a permanent and mutually acceptable maritime border that officially ends a long-standing conflict.
UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric described the agreement as a positive development. He told Arab News that it would clearly contribute to the stability and prosperity of the geography.
At the same time, Lebanese and Israeli officials indicated on Tuesday that they had accepted a draft US-mediated agreement that would settle the dispute between them over the control of a part of the eastern Mediterranean.
The agreement gives Lebanon the right to drill in a potential gas field. It will confirm that Israel controls another. Thus, it is aimed to provide energy and incomes for both countries. It is currently only awaiting approval by the governments of both countries.
Aoun Expressed that It Will Pull Lebanon out of the Abyss
Michel Aoun, the president of Lebanon, welcomed the US-brokered maritime border agreement with Israel. He referred to Lebanon’s three-year economic crisis and stated that he would pull Lebanon off the cliff. He said it will pull Lebanon out of the Abyss about it.
On Tuesday, Lebanon and Israel gave a signal that they ratified the agreement that spelled out their own maritime rights. A discussion was also held in the parliament on the steps to be taken for the agreement to come into effect.
However, a number of lawmakers stated that the agreement is about national rights that concern the state and the people. He said that after the talks were conducted in secrecy, the agreement would be presented to the parliament.
Fouad Siniora, the former prime minister, stated that in 2000 Lebanon drew its borders in the southern exclusive economic zone. He stated that the border was submitted to the UN, and that Israel did not draw the exclusive economic zone at that time. He also said he did these two years after Lebanon drew its own border.
At the same time, he said that while Israel is developing its own subordinates in the region, Lebanon is dealing with populism and bargaining.
Forces of Change MP Michel Douaihy said he feared the same disastrous consequences that are currently being dealt with, bringing the country to extreme poverty, widespread unemployment, aggravated immigration and poor public services.