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Aoun says maritime talks to conclude soon

Aoun says maritime talks to conclude soon

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun is pictured at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon April 7, 2021. (Dalati & Nohra)

BEIRUT — President Michel Aoun on Wednesday evening said that the Lebanese-Israeli maritime border negotiations will conclude “soon.” Aoun’s comments came more than a month after US mediator in the negotiations Amos Hochstein came to Lebanon to receive a new proposal from the country.

Here’s what we know:

    • Talking to OTV, Aoun said: "we have reached the beginning of an agreement with the Americans who are mediating with Israel … the solution is for the interest of Lebanon and everyone.” Aoun added, "The atmosphere is positive, otherwise we would not have continued the negotiations."

    • Last month, Hochstein came to Lebanon as the maritime border negotiations were resumed and reportedly received a new proposal from Aoun in which he said he would present to Israeli officials.

    • Following Hochstein’s visit to Israel to discuss maritime negotiations, US State Department spokesman Ned Price said on June 28: “The exchanges were productive and made progress towards narrowing the differences between the two sides. The United States will remain engaged with all parties in the days and weeks ahead.”


BEIRUT — President Michel Aoun on Wednesday evening said that the Lebanese-Israeli maritime border negotiations will conclude “soon.” Aoun’s comments came more than a month after US mediator in the negotiations Amos Hochstein came to Lebanon to receive a new proposal from the country.Here’s what we know:    • Talking to OTV, Aoun said: "we have reached the beginning of an...