Lebanon’s president has agreed to invite US envoy Amos Hochstein to Beirut to continue talks with Israel on the demarcation of its southern maritime border, the Lebanese president’s office said on Monday.
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Lebanon on Sunday warned Israel against any “aggressive action” in disputed waters where both states hope to develop offshore energy, a ship operated by the London-based Energean on shore to produce gas for Israel. after arriving.
President Michel Aoun said any activity in the disputed area following the arrival of a natural gas storage and production ship operated by the London-based Energiene would be an act of aggression and provocation.
Israel says that the disputed area is not in the disputed area but in its exclusive economic zone.
But in a statement, Lebanon’s president said Aoun had “discussed the vessel’s entry into disputed maritime territory with Israel” with Acting Prime Minister Najib Mikati, and asked military command to build on the matter with precision. And provide official data.”
Aun said negotiations are on to delineate the southern maritime boundary and that “any action or activity in the disputed area represents a provocation and an offensive.”
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