Lebanon, Syria Discuss Common Sea Border

Lebanon, Syria Discuss Common Sea Border
  • PublishedOctober 24, 2022

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.

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