Towards the signing of the maritime border agreement: the Lebanese newspaper “Al-Akhbar” affiliated with Hezbollah reported this morning (Saturday) that the American mediator, Amos Hochstein, is expected to arrive in Beirut on Tuesday or Wednesday, and that the Israeli side informed the American side that it would be ready to sign The documents at the UN Headquarters in Nakura on Wednesday or Thursday.
On Tuesday, the President of Lebanon, Michel Aoun, is expected to make a final decision regarding the personality that will represent his country at the signing ceremony. The report stated that the class will be held in separate rooms – in one room the Lebanese delegation and in the other the Israeli delegation, with both sides being joined by representatives of the United Nations and the American government. It was also reported that Lebanon and Israel will send two separate letters to the United Nations that will include the articles of understanding between the parties, and they will be entrusted to the United Nations who will fulfill the role of the guarantor for the non-violation of understandings.
At the same time, the newspaper reported this morning that Lebanese President Aoun spoke with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in recent days, and the two agreed to quickly advance the issue of marking the maritime border between the countries without intermediaries. According to the report, the two agreed to assemble official delegations from the relevant ministries and bodies to hold meetings on the subject in Damascus and Beirut. It was also reported that this week Lebanon received an official letter from the Cypriot Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which urged the Lebanese side to advance the dialogue on the issue of marking the maritime border between the countries.