Source: Lebanon inclined to accept proposal to draw maritime border with Israel
DOHA, 1 October – RIA Novosti. Lebanese sources told RIA Novosti on Saturday that Lebanon is inclined to accept a proposal from US mediators to draw a maritime border with Israel, which includes recognizing the disputed Qana area and separating the maritime border from the land border.
According to them, the next meeting of the President, Prime Minister and Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament will be held on Monday, October 3, at the Presidential Palace, in the presence of Lebanese military experts, to discuss the American proposal and announce the official Lebanon. position on it.
Sources said US mediators will meet in Lebanon next Monday to announce that the Israeli mini-government has approved the US proposal.
On Saturday, Lebanese President Michel Aoun received an official response from the US Ambassador to Beirut, Dorothy Shay, through an American intermediary, from the Israeli authorities regarding Lebanese proposals to draw a common maritime border, including controversial points regarding the division of the high seas border. gas fields. Then, he met with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and drew attention to the need for Lebanon to respond as soon as possible. The US ambassador also held talks on Saturday with the speaker of the Lebanese parliament, which represents the country’s Shiite political forces, and then noted that “the Lebanese side responded positively to the letter on the maritime division of the border with Israel,” according to MTV.
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