On October 22, the Lebanese and Syrian presidents began discussions regarding their common sea border.
Tensions between the 2 countries had been rekindled in 2021, after Syria allowed a Russian energy company to prospect in an area claimed by Lebanon.
These discussions come 2 weeks after the United States of America, Lebanon and Israel announced that they had reached an agreement regarding the southern maritime delimitation of Lebanon.
They start in a complicated political and economic environment for the Lebanese president whose term of office ends on October 31, facing a Syrian president whose 7-year term has just been renewed.
The question of Lebanon’s maritime boundaries is a major issue for the country in the context of the discovery of major gas deposits in the eastern Mediterranean.