Talks between Lebanon and Israel announced
Beirut, Oct 2 (Prensa Latina) Lebanon and Israel will start indirect talks a week from now to limit their land and maritime borders, Parliament President Nabih Berri said in statements broadcast on local television on Friday.
'The two parties asked the United States to act as a mediator and facilitator of dialogue,' he noted.
A communiqué from the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) expresses satisfaction with the upcoming meeting and willingness to support it.
The two bordering States contest 13 land sites along a border limited by the United Nations and known as the Blue Line, and 856 square kilometers of maritime border.
Beirut and Tel Aviv claim that the latter area is part of their respective exclusive zones, where there are possibilities to find energy resources.
The decision on the land border will lead to establish the maritime border.
In February 2018, Lebanon signed a contract to prospect for oil and gas in two blocks off the coast in the Mediterranean Sea.
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